Islamic State and Sri Lanka connection

If Sri Lanka attacks are really related to ISIS, what does it mean these days? It’s hard to imagine that, let’s say al-Baghdadi was given orders, so who can claim these days I am ISIS? Basically anybody? Read few comments.
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What should Europe do with ISIS foreign fighters?

The case of British teenager and ISIS bride Shamima Begum and President Donald Trump saying Europe countries should take home their citizens that fought for ISIS  have renewed the debate what to do with the members of ISIS. I know it is a complex problem but I would like to ask how do you see this. Should we keep them out or let them return (at least some of them), and why? Read few comments.
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ISIS threat to Europe: Any changes?

There were many discussion that with ISIS losing territory the organization may try to hit Europe also with some returnees. Is this still a big threat, or how would you assess readiness and maybe also current willingness of ISIS to attack western targets? Read few comments.
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ISIS is (not) defeated

President Donald Trump tweeted: We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. So how do you see this rationale for withdrawing troops, how do you assess the current state of ISIS in Syria and beyond? Read few comments.


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Are Sunni jihadists losers or winners?

Or something in between. 17 years ago Al-Qaeda was able to prepare a spectacular attack against the US, last 4 years ISIS is making headlines everywhere. But if Sunni jihadist organizations would be doing some cost-benefit analysis what can they claim as a real success beyond attacks and destruction? In your opinion, were they somehow able to change the world in their own image, and how, or probably not so much? Read few comments.
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Iraq: The end of the war against ISIS and what can go wrong

As Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of the war against ISIS, any reasons for worries that this is a premature announcement and in your opinion what’s next for Iraq? Read few comments.
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A short threat assessment after terrorist attack in New York

Many observers claim that as ISIS is losing territory we could probably expect more attacks. So what it the biggest worry? Attacks like the current one in New York, means horrible but relatively unsophisticated? Or more planned attacks probably conducted by trained returned foreign fighters? Or is it perhaps the combination of both? Read few comments.
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