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Following the fall of Mosul, Iraq’s stability hinges on whether US commits to leave boots on the gro
With the battle for Mosul reaching its conclusion Iraq opens a new page in its recent history. While ISIS still controls three main areas, namely the city of Tal Afar, part of the Iraq-Syria border and the city and surroundings of Hawija, the group has indeed been almost defeated – at least as a semi-conventional force. While it may still take months for these remaining pockets to be cleared, the capture of Mosul marks the decline of the “Caliphate” as we know it. Yet, we ass