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Death and Taxes: The ISIS Cash Flow Problem

December 10, 201552 min
Increased bombing has the Islamic State struggling to maintain its oil revenue and hold on to the territory it's occupied. At the same time, a system of taxation enforced by increasing brutality may ultimately erode its ability to control and govern millions of people. We hear about a model of governance that could threaten the sustainability of the Islamic State from the inside.

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