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Challenge 1:

ISIS wealth

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ISIS makes:

$40 a barrel of oil on the black market, and oil sales are estimated to exceed $500 million a year

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IEP:

"ISIS is effectively acting as a state"

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Challenge 2:

Foreign Fighters

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ISIS has attracted:

May 2015 - 22,000 foreign fighters

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Jake Bilardi:

2015 - 18 year old in Australia, became a suicide bomber

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Challenge 3:

Asymmetrical Warfare

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Asymmetrical warfare:

Unconventional warfare between two actors who are different in military power.

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Terrorism has:

Claimed the lives of 32,658 people in 2014, an 80% increase on 2013

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The total economic cost of asymmetrical warfare:

$52.9 billion in 2014

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Andrew Kelly:

ISIS is "at the heart of a new kind of asymmetrical warfare"

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Overall (Asymmetrical Warfare):

The continuation of IS terrorist acts abroad suggest the main challenge to combating the group remains their ideology itself.