What An al-Qaeda-Islamic State Rapprochement Could Look Like

Written By: Iakovos Balassi While al-Qaeda and the Islamic State compete for supremacy, analysts have debated the likelihood of the two groups joining forces. In “The Coming the ISIS-al Qaeda Merger,” Bruce Hoffman outlines why it could make sense for the groups to reunite, and predicts that by 2021 the two could merge or be in…