Why the Hell Would ISIS Attack Paris? The Geopolitics of Terrorism

Why would Islamic State attack unarmed civilians in Paris? The geopolitics of terrorism.

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One Year Later, We Must Still Ask, “Who the Hell is ISIS?”

It's now been just about a year since the United States went to war with the Islamic State, which is commonly called ISIL by the Obama administration or ISIS by everyone else who feels awkward about using IS's self-declared name.  Here at Geopolitics Made Super, I don't shy away from using the very name IS … Continue reading One Year Later, We Must Still Ask, “Who the Hell is ISIS?”

The view from Raqqa: The many, many challenges of the Islamic State

Welcome to a world of imagination! So you go to bed one night and you wake up the next day in the body of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - the leader of ISIS.  Now you might think you can imagine your way out of this scenario, since we're in a land of magic and wonder, but much like the … Continue reading The view from Raqqa: The many, many challenges of the Islamic State