New Atlanticist Feb 7, 2022
Death of Islamic State leader was necessary, but there’s a better way to fight terrorism
By Ben Connable
The Islamic State will probably continue to recover from its operational defeat in Syria and Iraq. It will take capacity building over generations to defeat them.
MENASource Dec 2, 2021
The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq’s deferred priorities
By Abbas Kadhim
The Iraqi government correctly recognized that the response to this assault on democracy shouldn’t involve unconstitutional and extra-judicial means, as this would essentially be aiding the perpetrators—whoever they might be—in accomplishing what they failed to impose by violence.
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