Uncertainty regarding proper screening, detention, and civilian return procedures threatens future instability in Iraq as operations to liberate Mosul enter the final stages.… Read more
Iraq has been subject to intense upheaval, social change, and cyclical violence -- a reality that is challenging for any reporter to capture and share with an international readership.
Iraq's government can implement civilian protection policies to promote national reconciliation and reduce tensions between the country's ethnic, religious, and sectarian communities.
More than a decade of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan taught US commanders the strategic importance of protecting civilians during wartime. This principle should guide future American policy.
Stabilizing post-ISIS Iraq will require economic reform in addition to any political settlement. Worryingly, the political “rules of the game” could prevent such a process from succeeding.… Read more