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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A short threat assessment after terrorist attack in New York

Many observers claim that as ISIS is losing territory we could probably expect more attacks. So what it the biggest worry? Attacks like the current one in New York, means horrible but relatively unsophisticated? Or more planned attacks probably conducted by trained returned foreign fighters? Or is it perhaps the combination of both? Read few comments.
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What’s next for al-Qaeda-ISIS rivalry, relations

As the world focused on ISIS the last few years were probably not so bad for al-Qaeda. But now ISIS is losing the territory (at least in the physical realm). Would you say it means something for al-Qaeda? Maybe a possible merger with ISIS or is al-Qaeda happy to see ISIS is losing? 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:

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Is ISIS losing ground in the propaganda realm?

As it seems that ISIS has lost several of its leading propaganda experts and the group is also losing territory what kind of impact it may have on the ability of ISIS to spread its message and attract new recruits? Read few comments. Continue reading

Fight for Raqqa and future of ISIS and Syria

As US-backed Syrian forces launch offensive to retake Raqqa from Isis how important is this step in the broader context of fighting ISIS and what are the biggest obstacles in taking over Raqqa? And What effect may this operation have on the Syrian conflict? Read few comments. Continue reading

Syria strike and fight against ISIS: Any impact?

President Donald Trump’s decision to strike against the Syrian government came after swift shift of positions from Trump administration toward Assad. What opportunities and risks it carries it terms of fighting ISIS and other radical groups, what impact it may have on this fight? Read few comments.

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