Support Veteran Journalism →

World

Liberating Mosul will not solve Iraq’s problems

by SOFREP News Team May 16, 2016
Share This:
Liberating Mosul will not solve Iraq’s problems
Luke Coffey is a research fellow specialising in transatlantic and Eurasian security at a Washington DC based think tank. He previously served as a special adviser to the British defence secretary and was a commissioned officer in the United States army.

The liberation of Mosul is in the early days of execution, but as the central government in Baghdad and policymakers in the US will soon find out, liberating the city and kicking out ISIL (also known as ISIS) will be the easy part.

The real challenge will be finding a political settlement that allows the local Sunni inhabitants to address their legitimate political grievances with the central government in Baghdad.

It is in this area that the battle for Mosul will be truly won or lost.

Share This:
About SOFREP News Team View All Posts

More from SOFREP

COMMENTS

There are on this article.

You must become a subscriber or login to view or post comments on this article.

VETERAN-FRIENDLY COMPANIES

Barrett Firearms

Barrett is the world leader in long-range, large-caliber, precision rifle design and manufacturing. Barrett products are used by civilians, sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military, and more than 75 State Department-approved countries around the world.

Scrubba Wash Bag

Pyramyd Air

Our roots in shooting sports started off back in 1996 with our founder and CEO, Josh Ungier. His love of airguns took hold of our company from day one and we became the first e-commerce retailer dedicated to airguns, optics, ammo, and accessories. Over the next 25 years, customers turned to us for our unmatched product selection, great advice, education, and continued support of the sport and airgun industry.

RecPak

RecPak is a meal replacement for the outdoors that saves you weight, space and time in the most challenging environments, just add water.

JOIN THE SOFREP 300 AND TAKE YOUR PLACE AMONG VETERAN FRIENDLY COMPANIES TODAY.

Learn More