The Islamic State is not an organization that seeks political compromise or dialogue. It’s an organization that is extremely radical and extremely ideologue, said Carnegie’s Marwan Muasher on the Diane Rehm Show. Muasher argued that parallel to the military campaign, an effort should be made by Arab states to provide a counter ideology to the Islamic State. “You cannot defeat an ideological group through military means alone, he said. “A strategy of political openness, of economic opportunity, must be put hand-in-hand with the military campaign.”

This interview was originally aired on the Diane Rehm Show.