Carnegie’s Carol Nakhle joined Al Jazeera’s Hazem Sika and others to discuss ISIS’s oil business. Nakhle argued that in addition to recruiting soldiers, ISIS has been hiring the technicians and engineers required to repair and maintain the oil producing equipment and infrastructure. Much of the oil produced in these fields remains in the captive market that is ISIS-controlled territory, and as such is not linked to global oil prices, she said. A multi-dimensional approach is required to stop ISIS from profiting from the oil fields under its control. 

This interview was originally broadcast on Al Jazeera's Inside Story.