A Sudden Surfacing of Strength: Evaluating the Possibility of an IS Resurgence in Iraq and Syria

Evaluating an IS Resurgence The historical moment in which the Islamic State (IS) exploded into global infamy was unique. In 2011, three years before the emergence of the caliphate, the Arab Spring had begun to destabilize political orders across the Middle East. In Syria, the uprising quickly morphed into a full-fledged civil war. Fighters from…