Bloomberg quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on Russian and Iranian involvement in the ongoing crisis in Iraq:

Faysal Itani, a Middle East fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, said replicating the Sunni Awakening is easier said than done. Buying Sunni tribal loyalties “requires a physical presence on the ground,” which the U.S. doesn’t have anymore, Itani said.

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