The ISIS Reader Author Panel

 

On April 21, 2020, the Program on Extremism hosted an online panel featuring the authors of The ISIS Reader in partnership with the Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey) and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (London). 

 

The ISIS Reader is the first book to trace the evolution of the Islamic State movement through its milestone texts and speeches from its origins under the leadership of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the late-1990s to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October 2019. The authors discussed how they selected the primary sources featured in the book, key ethical and legal considerations, and how their experiences as researchers and practitioners countering the group influenced their work.

 

The discussion was moderated by Program on Extremism senior research fellow Devorah Margolin and featured the coauthors of The ISIS Reader: Haroro J. Ingram, PoE senior research fellow; Craig Whiteside, associate professor with the Naval War College and PoE fellow; and Charlie Winter, senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. The three panelists discussed their recently-released and critically-acclaimed book The ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement. The book is the first published volume to trace the evolution of the Islamic State movement through its milestone texts and speeches from the late 1990s to the end of 2019. The authors’ discussion focused on how they selected primary sources for the book, key ethical and legal considerations, and how their experiences as researchers and practitioners countering the Islamic State influenced their work.