SFCIR Lecture Examines ISIS At 3 p.m. Today

Dr. Emile Nakhleh


Retired Senior Intelligence Service Officer Dr. Emile Nakhleh will present “Isis and the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Threats and Challenges at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr.

Nakhleh is a retired senior intelligence service officer and research professor and coordinator of national security programs at UNM, a National Intelligence Council/IC associate, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The lecture is sponsored by the Santa Fe Center for International Relations (SFCIR). Tickets are $15 for CIR members and $20 for non-members. Qualified students with appropriate ID may attend this lecture for free.

According to Nakhleh, ISIS is not larger than life; it is certainly containable despite the recent media hype in the West. “Containment” of ISIS could mean the beginning of its downfall because if ISIS were contained, it would have fewer jihadist volunteers, less access to heavy weaponry, and diminishing financial resources.

A long-term response should be comprehensive-military, economic, political, and ideological. The lecture will assess the threats and challenges in 2015 to the region and to the US and will examine the factors that drive ISIS. Click here for more information and to register.



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