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 and are now on the outskirts of the capitol. Dr. Nussaibah Younis, an International Security Program Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School joins us to discuss her recent article at the New York Times, “The Army Alone Can’t Save Iraq” and, assuming that it is not too late, that military aid alone will not be enough to stem the tide of Sunni Jihadists unless political grievances are deal with by the Iraqi government that has alienated and marginalized Sunnis.
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