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Researcher at Public Asesores S.C.

The theory says that a state must be constituted of territory, population and government as main elements, however the IS has found its own salvation through the Internet, especially since it has already exceeded the peak of its power in the real world. As all that is needed to be a virtual planner is an Internet connection and good encryption, they can operate from anywhere, although being geographically dispersed carries a greater risk of detection in some nations. Fortunately the model also has disadvantages, which are mentioned in the article, such as the inability to provide in-person training or be optimally agile during an attack to modify the plans as circumstances change. Cells run by virtual planners are also at a higher risk of being detected by signal intelligence, despite advances in end-to-end encryption.


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The Virtual Islamic State Is Next

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