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Soldiers guard a lakeside mosque near Marawi after several gunmen aboard a boat were spotted near the area, Sept. 28, 2017.

IS Suffers a Setback in Marawi

On the brink of full defeat, IS is looking beyond Marawi.

Professor Rohan Gunaratna

Professor Rohan Gunaratna heads the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, where he teaches security studies.

Born in Sri Lanka, Dr. Gunaratna holds a master’s from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews. He first gained renown as an expert on the ethnic conflict in his native country, which ended in May 2009. He also is an acclaimed scholar on al-Qaeda, who has testified before the 9/11 Commission.

Professor Gunaratna has authored or co-written 15 books on insurgency and terrorism.

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