Expert Commentary

Oil, Extortion Still Paying Off for ISIS

Patrick Johnston
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

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The Author is Patrick Johnston

Patrick B. Johnston is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research and analysis focuses on terrorism, insurgency, illicit economies, and threat finance, with particular expertise on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and conflict in the Philippines, as well as U.S. intelligence policy issues.

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