"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."
Karoline Steinbacher is an associate of the Environment and Natural Resources Program; she was previously a Giorgio Ruffolo doctoral research fellow from September 2015 to August 2016 in the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group. Karoline completed her Ph.D. in political sciences at Freie Universität Berlin in summer 2016. Her doctoral research focused on policy transfer from the German energy transition ("Energiewende") experience to Morocco, South Africa, and California.
Karoline's broader research interests include renewable energy policy, energy transition pathways in developing and industrialized countries, policy instrument selection, and co-benefits and target conflicts of sustainable energy and climate policy.Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017, 4:10pm