What We're Reading

June 2022 | Still Kicking: the Survivability of the Islamic State in Libya

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from our Policy Note, Still Kicking: the Survivability of the Islamic State in Libya. Author Amanda B. Kadlec focuses on understanding the factors that simultaneously facilitate and hamper ISIS in Libya’s operations and growth in order to craft appropriate interventions. This What We’re Reading digest was recommended by the author to give background on the Islamic State in libya and the Islamic State in Africa.  


Islamic State in Libya  

Azeem, Ibrahim. “Rise and Fall? The Rise and Fall of ISIS in Libya.” Carlisle, PA: United States Army War College Press, 2020. https://press.armywarcollege.edu/monographs/913.  

Beccaro, Andrea. “ISIS in Libya and Beyond: 2014-2016.” The Journal of North African Studies, March 29, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/13629387.2020.1747445.  

Gonel, Tuba. “State Capacity and Political Violence: The Case of ISIS and Libya.” Master’s Thesis, Sabanci University, 2018. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/State-capacity-andpolitical-viole… e2e5 

Islamic State in Africa  

Foucher, Vincent. “The Islamic State Franchises in Africa: Lessons from Lake Chad.” International Crisis Group, Commentary, October 29, 2020. https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/iswap-29oct20.pdf  

International Crisis Group. “How the Islamic State Rose, Fell and Could Rise Again in the Maghreb.” International Crisis Group No. 178, July 24, 2017. https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/ north-africa/178-how-islamic-state-rose-fell-and-could-rise-again-maghreb.  

Nasir, Wassim. “ISIS in Africa: The End of the ‘Sahel Exception.’” Center for Global Policy, June 2, 2020. https://cgpolicy.org/articles/isis-in-africa-the-end-of-the-sahel-excep…  

Thurston, Alexander. Jihadists of North Africa and the Sahel: Local Politics and Rebel Groups. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108771160