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EP 15 - Ido Levy: Soldiers of End-Times: Assessing the Military Effectiveness of the Islamic State

Ido Levy is an associate fellow with The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, specializing in military and counterterrorism operations, particularly relating to jihadist groups. Formerly editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Public Policy Review, he has written for publications including Studies in Conflict & Terrorism and Middle East Policy. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University.  

His first book and most recent publication, "Soldiers of End-Times: Assessing the Military Effectiveness of the Islamic State," looks at jihadist warfare from the 1970s to the present, building on primary sources, and interviews with military officers, experts, and journalists. In doing so, Levy explains how the Islamic State (IS) used conventional military capabilities to defeat larger, better-equipped state armies and conquer land in Syria, Iraq, Libya, the Philippines, and Nigeria. Anchored by four case studies—Ramadi, Kobane, Mosul, and Baghuz—the volume illuminates potential strategies to prevent a resurgence by IS or similar groups.   

Levy's book [FREE]: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/soldiers-end-times-assessing-military-effectiveness-islamic-state  

Episode on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/Ghpmg9HcedM

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