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As Arab leaders gather for discussions at Camp David this week, the Obama administration is quietly debating a revision of its strategy against ISIS to reflect a U.S. assessment that the terrorist group poses a global threat.The U.S. now counts about a half-dozen affiliates of ISIS, and the group's distinctive black-and-white flag has been waved, at least furtively, in as many as 70 countries – making the group a rival to Al-Qaeda in its scope and potential threat.But how should the U.S.-led coalition combat ISIS – without further glorifying its cause in the minds of young recruits? Combating ISIS is a problem of "psychology, not theology," argues Arie W. Kruglanski, a psychologist whose work is cited by Muslim strategic-communications experts in the United Arab Emirates. These are the ideas that emerged in the "Arab Spring" of 2011 rather than today's louder, darker, more intolerant, jihadi images.It is based on interviews with 3,500 men and women, ages 18 to 24, in 16 Arab countries.
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