The Rise of ISIS

Born out of an umbrella organization of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) burst onto the international stage after it seized Falluja in December 2013. Since then, the group has seized control of a number of critical strongholds in the country and declared itself a caliphate, known as the Islamic State. Still, the question remains: What is ISIS, and what danger does it pose to U.S. interests?

Featured guests

  • Bernard Haykel
  • David Petraeus
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno
  • Lionel Beehner
  • Bob Corker
  • Bill Burns
  • David Gregory
  • Stephen Hadley
  • Paul Bremer
  • Tom Cotton
  • John Negroponte