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We Need To Plan Now for the Day ISIS Is Defeated

Hardin Lang writes about the importance of stabilization in Iraq as forces prepare to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State.

All signs suggest that the ISIS caliphate’s days are numbered in Iraq. The group has been pushed out of more than half the territory it used to control.

Barely a week goes by without Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga handing ISIS a new tactical defeat. These forces are now encircling Mosul and preparing to retake it.

But are we ready for the day after?

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Hardin Lang

Senior Fellow