Syria 90-Day Forecast: ISIS

ISIS Grand Strategic Objectives include: rule all Muslims under an Islamic Caliphate; and provoke and win an apocalyptic war with the West.
ISIS Strategic Objectives in Syria include: preserve and expand territorial control in Syria; implement governance guided by Shari’a law and subjugate minorities within the caliphate; seize a historic caliphate capital and eliminate the Alawite regime; neutralize or absorb the Syrian armed opposition; neutralize or absorb Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra (JN); and stoke regional disorder through sectarian or religious conflict in Syria