This CREST report covers key questions concerning Islamic State’s long-term prospects as it continues to lose territories as well as jihadi culture and its future appeal.

This report focuses on the fallout of jihadi violence as the Algerian conflict wound down in the 1990s and the extent to which this may provide examples for what may happen in Iraq and Syria.

The report is split into the following chapters:

  • How losing territory effects IS’s ideology
  • Lessons from Algeria
  • Jihadi culture

The report also contains a question-and-answer section at the end of each chapter which gives further detail into the issues surrounding these topics.