The United States Returns to Iraq

(Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University) Oded Eran - What happened in August 2014 that caused a change in American policy, beginning with airstrikes and followed by the mobilization of a broad coalition against ISIS? The two major events apparently responsible for this change are first, ISIS' conquest of territory close to Baghdad and to Mosul, the capital of a region rich in deposits of energy sources, and second, the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki from office, which now enables the U.S. to help Iraq build the National Guard. The writer served as Israel's ambassador to Jordan and the EU.

2014-09-15 00:00:00

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