January 25, 2016

Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra 'much more dangerous' to United States than Isis

By Nicholas Heras

Source: International Business Times

Journalist(s) Fiona Keating

A new report condemns the United States' single-minded focus on Daesh, saying the policy is misguided. "Any strategy that leaves Jabhat al-Nusra in place will fail to secure the American homeland," said the Institute for The Study of War and American Enterprise Institute.

Islamic State and al-Nusra attacks could threaten the global economy and provoke "Western societies to impose severe controls on... freedoms and civil liberties," warns the report, which claims that "American values and way of life" are in danger.

Read the full article in the International Business Times.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...