"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
Gianfranco Gianfrate writes and researches on topics related to innovation financing, carbon finance, and the integration of environmental footprint metrics in corporate valuation.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Gianfranco was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and a manager at Hermes Investment Management (London, UK). Gianfranco is a research affiliate of the Aspen Institute and of SovereigNET at Tufts Fletcher School. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Bocconi University.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 2:35pm