With Iraqi forces gaining ground in their fight against ISIS in Mosul, it remains unclear what the fate of the city will be after it is entirely retaken. Nabil Bhatia highlights some of the challenges that lay ahead and recommends a course of action for the Iraqi government.
Layla Wahbi discusses the complications that governmental distrust has posed for Sunni minorities, and the impacts on Iraq’s fight against ISIL.
Will reforms be enough to tackle corruption? In light of recent protests, Layla Wahbi discusses corruption within Iraq and what reforms would mean for the country’s security institution.
Trevor Schenk analyzes the rise of Shi’a militias fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, and why this could be detrimental to the long term goal of creating a stable Iraq.