Islamic State is under military pressure. How much does it matter?

According to reports Syrian troops reach edge of Raqqa and there is also push for Fallujjah in Iraq. So it seems that various forces starting to be militarily successful fighting ISIS But in your opinion how important are those military successes in a broader context (political, societal) of struggle against ISIS? Read few comments.

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Turkey is fighting ISIS and PKK. Is this a strategy?

Turkey is simultaneously attacking the positions of ISIS and Kurds and for example PKK says truce has no meaning after Turkish air strikes. What do think about Turkish strategy, does it make sense in your opinion? Read few comments.

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Slovakia’s Jan Kubis to Iraq: What role could the UN play?

Slovakia’s former Foreign Minister Jan Kubis was nominated to head UN Mission in Iraq. What kind or role can, should the UN play in the current security and political situation in Iraq, what should be the priorities on the UN in Iraq? Read few comments.

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What’s next for Islamic State 2 months after taking over Mosul

Two months ago then-ISIS made the headlines with taking over Mosul. What those 2 months says to us about now-the Islamic State, in your opinion? Read few comments.

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ISIS cannot overrun Baghdad

Short interview with Ramzy Mardini, Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

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ISIS on the march. What’s next for Iraq and the region

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Saddam Hussein was captured 10 years ago. What it means for today’s Iraq?

How strong  is and what kind of impact does Saddam’s shadow have on today’s Iraq? Read few comments.

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