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A video released by ISIS this week shows British hostage John Cantlie acting as a war correspondent in Kobani, the Syrian town where the Kurds are fighting the Islamic State. He mocks Western reports that say the Kurds are winning that fight.

What does this represent, as far as ISIS strategy goes, with regard to propaganda? Here & Now's Robin Young asks Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation.

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  • Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. He tweets @SethGJones.

This segment aired on October 29, 2014.

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