CIC Fellow Featured in The Washington Post

CIC Senior Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam was recently featured in The Washington Post with co-author J.M. Berger. Their work “With the destruction of the caliphate, the Islamic State has lost far more than territory” examines how the loss of the caliphate — and all the traits and qualities that went along with it — will dramatically reduce the Islamic State’s recruiting appeal, unless and until it finds new arguments for “entitativity”. Extremist movements are most attractive when the in-group has high levels of “entitativity” or “groupness,” a quality that prompts adherents to perceive a meaningfully real organization.