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A Cross-Sectarian Vision for Defeating the Islamic State in Iraq

By Nussaibah Younis, published by Carnegie Middle East Center.   As the Iraqi government wages war against the Islamic State, it is severely underestimating the extent to which continued, deep-seated mistrust among Iraq’s ethnosectarian communities is undermining its effort. Iraqi … Continue reading

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Counterinsurgency Requires More than Guns: Refocusing on the Political Strategy to Defeat Islamic State in Iraq

By Nussaibah Younis, published by the Project on Middle East Democracy Executive Summary Political counterinsurgency was initially the centerpiece of U.S. efforts against IS, but the political war has been increasingly overshadowed by U.S. military engagement. Although Prime Minister Haider … Continue reading

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US policies in the Arab world must be seen to resonate with its values

By Nussaibah Younis, published in The Guardian. The US can’t preach against torture when it allows abuse to take place in its own agencies Secretary of state John Kerry tried to suppress publication of the CIA torture report, citing fears of … Continue reading

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Nussaibah Younis discusses coalition against ISIS on Danish Radio

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Nussaibah Younis discusses new Iraqi government on BBC World Have Your Say

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Defeat the Islamic State

By Nussaibah Younis and Robert Caruso, published in the Boston Globe. THE OBAMA administration, which has been dogged by foreign policy failures, claimed some rare successes this month. With US air support, Kurdish and Iraqi fighters were able to wrest control … Continue reading

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Nussaibah Younis Discusses the Arming of Iraqi Kurds on BBC Radio 5 Live

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Nussaibah Younis Discusses the Resignation of Prime Minister Maliki on BBC News 24

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Nussaibah Younis on Background Briefing with Ian Masters

We begin with the apparent unraveling of Iraq as Shiite militias answer the call from their clerics to defend Baghdad and the holy shrines from the lightning advance of the ISIS insurgents who have taken major cities in the north … Continue reading

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Iraq: The real battle is to persuade Sunnis they can be truly equal citizens

Published in The Observer The revival of civil war in Iraq is not about ancient sectarian hatreds – that is what the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Isis – wants you to think. It is a hardcore ideological group exploiting the … Continue reading

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