Radio Free Europe Versus Islamist Primitives

I was at Radio Free Europe over the summer while I was visiting Prague for a journalism seminar — the City of a Hundred Spires where the organization was born. I thought of that trip while I was browsing Small Wars Journal, an excellent resource for counter-insurgency connoisseurs. Something at Small Wars Journal caught my eye — a link to a Wall Street Journal article announcing the expansion of Radio Free Europe’s mission to “dent Islamic State recruitment in Central Asia.” The new mission “will include local language broadcasts featuring repentant foreign fighters, widows, and parents that have lost children in Syria and Iraq.”

I wonder. Will it work?