Session: Session 2
Date/Time: April 28, 2015 / 15:30-16:45
Nisid Hajari, Bloomberg View
Efraim Inbar, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Joseph Kéchichian, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
Ellen Laipson, Stimson Center
Park Hyondo, Myongji University
Fourteen years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, terrorism remains one of the most enduring threats to international peace and security. Today, the civil wars in Iraq and Syria have become the epicenter for a new generation of radical jihadists. In particular, the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” has captured the world’s attention with their horrific acts of religious fanaticism, torture, enslavement, and murder. Islamic State-inspired terrorist attacks have taken place around the world, from Australia and Canada to France and Denmark. The Japanese hostage crisis and reports that a Korean teenager has traveled to fight in Syria have further highlighted the group’s global reach. How can terrorist groups such as IS be stopped and defeated? Is the current U.S. strategy likely to succeed?