Iraqi forces are making headway in efforts to re-take Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from ISIS. The major city of Mosul could be next. Iran is very much part of the action — with advisors to Shiite militias in Iraq's Sunni heartland — which could lead to bloody internal conflicts. There are predictions that Iraq may end up even more divided. Meantime, it's reported that ISIS is destroying ancient monuments and priceless artifacts. But American forces are nowhere to be seen. Is it too late for the US to make any difference?
Iran Takes the Lead… in Iraq
- Tamer El-Ghobasy - Wall Street Journal - @tamerelg
- 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
- James Jeffrey - Washington Institute - @washinstitute
- Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi - Middle East Forum - @ajaltamimi