Asan in the News

[Arirang Radio] 2015-6-5

The current battle between ISIS and the International Coalition

*Good Morning Seoul (June 5th, 2015)

1. What is the current situation of the battle between ISIS and the International Coalition?

2. What are the main reasons of the current victories of ISIS?

3. Who are the member of the International Coalition?

4. What’s ISIS goal and why is it so brutal mascaraing civilians?

5. Why is ISIS so resilient?

6. What can be the Korea’s role fighting ISIS and why?

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Research Division

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow and director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang served as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-2018). Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political economy of the Middle East and North Africa, political Islam, comparative democratization, terrorism, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions?(with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013), “Disaggregated ISIS and the New Normal of Terrorism” (Asan Issue Brief 2016), “Islamic Fundamentalism” (International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2008), and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.