How Terror Attacks Weaken Islamic State

Angering its neighbors isn't good strategy.

Rallying against Islamic State.

Photographer: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s airstrikes against Islamic State and its decision to allow U.S. warplanes to operate from its air bases are in direct response to terrorist attacks in the Turkish town of Suruc earlier in the week. The cause-and-effect relationship highlights what’s becoming a central strategic dilemma for Islamic State.

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