Iraq Will Survive ISIS. Will It Survive Its Own Politicians? -

Daniel R. DePetris

Security, Middle East

It’s only a matter of time before the Iraqi government’s writ is extended back to the city. But can it maintain control?

Almost three years ago, in June 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his band of bearded jihadist followers shocked the world by capturing Iraq’s second largest city in a matter of days. Pictures flooded the international airwaves showing a humiliated, desperate, tired and demoralized Iraqi army stripping off their uniforms, leaving their...


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