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Events on the ground in several countries are proving correct what many of us have been saying publicly and privately for the past two years: Daesh (ISIS) is not a serious military force or a credible or legitimate sovereign entity, and once confronted seriously on the three battlegrounds where it operates it will fade away as surely as an early morning mist.The other two dimensions that shape its life are political and socioeconomic conditions in the Arab world primarily.In other words, of the 400 million or so Arabs today somewhere between 20 and 80 million people support or understand Daesh and its ways.Unless and until these political and socioeconomic dimensions are addressed and significantly improved, Daesh or other movements like it, or even worse than it, will continue to emerge from our Arab societies as naturally as the early morning mist.
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