The challenge in Mosul won’t be to defeat the Islamic State. It will be what comes after.
16 August 2016
As featured in The Washington Post
There is no question that the Islamic State will be defeated in Mosul; the real question is what comes afterward. Can the post-Islamic State effort resolve the squabbling likely to arise over numerous issues and bring lasting stability to one of Iraq’s most diverse and challenging provinces? Failure to do so could lead to ISIS 3.0.