Why ISIS is Succeeding

This is an analysis of the article "The Mystery of ISIS"
ISIS in many places has the support of the people.  Why? Because it provides municipal services in many places, such as garbage collection.  In this an other ways it has developed a significant and regular stream of revenue:

  • It leases out office space to the people, which it has been able to acquire.
  • It smuggles oil.
  • It loots and sells antiquities.

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