The Center for a New American Security has formed a team of foreign policy and national security experts to study the Islamic State organization as part of efforts to address potential threats posed by the militant group.
CNAS said Wednesday that CEO Michele Flournoy and President Richard Fontaine will serve as co-chairs of the ISIS Study Group.
CNAS Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg has been named director.
“ISIS continues to carve out a proto-state for itself in the vacuum of the Syrian and Iraqi civil wars, and poses a significant threat to Americans at home and abroad,” said Goldenberg.
“We formed the ISIS Study Group to provide a timely, relevant, and actionable strategy to make the U.S. effort to counter ISIS more effective,” Goldenberg added.
The ISIS Study Group will conduct workshops over the next six months and CNAS plans to release a final report in 2016.