ISIS has taken center stage in international policy discussions, growing increasingly infamous for human rights violations and displacing residents of nation-states. In recent weeks, BYU professors and campus guests have provided valuable commentary on the tactics and future of the organization.
The extreme tactics of ISIS are easily sensationalized by news media, making it easy for many to overlook the state-building efforts of the organization, according to Quinn Mecham. For measured and informed analyses of ISIS’ past and future, watch and read below for the commentary of Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, Dr. Quinn Mecham, Dr. Josh Gubler, and Dr. Donna Lee Bowen.
For more on Quinn Mecham’s perspective click here.
For video of Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker’s BYU address about the Middle East and ISIS click here.