ISIS is on the run in Syria and Iraq, but it’s not going away

Today a U.N. spokesperson described the situation in Aleppo as “a complete meltdown of humanity.” Pro-government forces are close to retaking the Syrian city from anti-government rebels. It represents a major victory for President Bashar al Assad. He’s been fighting an assortment of rebel groups there, and foreign fighters like ISIS and al Qaida in other parts of the country. ISIS is on the run in Syria and Iraq. Its plans for a caliphate now in disarray.



  • Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr