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The implications of a victory for the Islamic State in SYRIA and IRAQ

November 1, 2014
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Patrick Adams (Strategic Analyst & RIEAS Research Associate)

A victory for the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria would have a wide range of economic, social and political consequences. Economically, there would be a significant and damaging effect on the world's oil supply. Socially, not only would Iraq and Syria be affected but any country with a sizable Muslim population. Politically, there would be consequences due to the forming of new alliances between former foes and the type of the state the IS intends to Create...  Read more

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