Regarding Islamic State, the repulsive movement which seems entirely based on it attracting enough young male psycho/socio-paths from around the world to keep it going:
a. why are the efforts to financially starve this group seemingly taking so long to have any effect? Or does the demand for a $200 million ransom mean that it is starting to have effect?
b. is there a lack of co-operation from certain countries in this approach to the problem? If so, shouldn't we know? What would be the point of the West tip-toeing around that issue?