"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."
Nicholas Miller is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His research focuses on nuclear proliferation and U.S. nonproliferation policy. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Security Studies.
During his Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, he will be examining the relationship between nuclear energy programs and proliferation. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm