Iraq: The end of the war against ISIS and what can go wrong

As Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of the war against ISIS, any reasons for worries that this is a premature announcement and in your opinion what’s next for Iraq? Read few comments.
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What to expect from Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum?

Do you see some positive opportunity for the region in an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan or mainly it is a reason for concerns, and why? Read few comments.
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What does the liberation of Mosul mean for the fight with ISIS and for Iraq?

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Iraqi PM Heidar al-Abadi celebrates the liberation of Mosul. Credit: http://www.pmo.iq

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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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