Iran Takes the Lead… in Iraq

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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?

Credits

Guests:
Tamer El-Ghobasy - Wall Street Journal - @tamerelg, Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr, James Jeffrey - Washington Institute - @washinstitute, Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi - Middle East Forum - @ajaltamimi

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Jenny Hamel, Katie Cooper