The Los Angeles Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on whether former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will go to trial over the fall of Mosul to ISIS:

Looking forward to the next election cycle in Iraq, analyst Ramzy Mardini said Maliki’s removal from office alone would not have neutralized him.

“This was always going to be a two-step maneuver — take away Maliki’s position first, then see he is not allowed to run for public office again,” Mardini said by email from the Jordanian capital, Amman.

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