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Raqqa After the Islamic State: Governance Challenges in Post-ISIS Syria

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
A Syrian Democratic Forces fighter walks through the destroyed streets of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, Oct. 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ivor Prickett/The New York Times.

A Syrian Democratic Forces fighter walks through the destroyed streets of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, Oct. 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ivor Prickett/The New York Times.

With the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s hold on Syrian territory vastly diminished, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) enters a new phase. The fall of Raqqa—the capital of ISIS’ self-proclaimed caliphate—marked a powerful strategic and symbolic loss for the extremist group. Yet the success of the counter-ISIS campaign will ultimately be determined not by battlefield wins, but instead by what follows. The U.S. Institute of Peace is hosting an event to discuss the complex governance challenges in Raqqa and how the United States and the international community can constructively address them.


Event Details

  • Date: November 29, 2017

  • When: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

  • Where: U.S. Institute of Peace

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