After Islamic State Series: Workshop Report I

After Islamic State I full report blog

This workshop report is the first in a series of reports that tackle the implications of the demise of the Islamic State.

CREST has led a series of ‘After Islamic State’ workshops to address the potential implications of the demise of Islamic States’s territory in Syria and Iraq. Convened by CREST Researcher, Dr Cerwyn Moore , these workshops brought together scholars and practitioners from around the globe.

As a result of these in-depth discussions we’ve created a series of reports which summarise each of the workshops.

This report is the first in the series, After Islamic State: Understanding the End of the Caliphate, and is available to read, download and share: After Islamic State: Workshop Report 1

It covers key questions concerning Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Syria, and highlights the underlying issues that contribute towards an environment where Islamist violence can thrive and threaten stability in these regions. It also includes a discussion of Ayman as-Zawahiri and how al-Qaeda has responded to the Islamic State group.

The focus of this report is split into the following chapters:

  • Iran and Shi‘ism – Michael Axworthy
  • Iraq – Charles Tripp
  • Jordan – Joas Wagemakers
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri and al-Qaeda – Donald Holbrook
  • Comments from a roundtable discussion

There’s also a question and answer section at the end of each chapter which gives further detail into the issues surrounding these topics.

Some of these presentations are also available in , Issue 4 – ‘After Islamic State’, which is available to read, download and share here.

This is the first report in the After Islamic State series. You can read all the reports in this series here. To be kept in the loop about new reports, as well as other resources we publish, sign up to our newsletter.


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You can download After Islamic State: Workshop Report I, for free here: After Islamic State: Workshop Report 1 written by Simon Copeland and Dr Elizabeth Morrow.

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