Liberating Mosul: Beyond the Battle

Dylan O'Driscoll

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This article argues that the political and security marginalization of the Sunnis is partly responsible for the rise of IS; thus, any liberation would be counterproductive if not paired with a political and security agreement for Mosul and the wider province of Nineveh. It thus lays out the issues that need to be, and should already have been, addressed. As the battle for Mosul is likely to take as long as three months, and possibly even more, it is vital that negotiations begin and agreements be reached for the political and security elements of the liberation before it is completed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages13
JournalMiddle East Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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