Violence in Iraq

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The situation in Iraq continues to devolve. Mosul and Tikrit, two important northern cities, are now in the hands of the Al Qaeda-related group ISIS. And their forces continue to push towards Baghdad. Meanwhile Iraqi security troops are reportedly abandoning their posts.



  • 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