"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."
Tao REN is a predoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Tsinghua University (THU), and a research fellow at THU's Center for Science, Technology, and Education.
He researches topics related to intergovernmental relationships, collaborative governance, process of decision-making, and social network analysis. His doctoral dissertation analyzes why and how Chinese government departments coordinate with each other in the field of low-carbon policy by conducting social network analysis.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm