Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Middle East Forum

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Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi is a research fellow with the Middle East Forum, where he specializes in violent non-state Islamic and Middle Eastern groups.

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The Islamic State is mostly gone from the ancient city of Mosul after what some veterans call "the toughest urban warfare since World War II."

Destroying Mosul in order to save it

The Islamic State is mostly gone from the ancient city of Mosul after what some veterans call "the toughest urban warfare since World War II."

from To the Point

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is due at the White House on Tuesday, and it's all about the war against ISIS, the so-called Islamic State.

ISIS: Is the Caliphate Cracking?

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is due at the White House on Tuesday, and it's all about the war against ISIS, the so-called Islamic State.

from To the Point

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 Takes the Lead… in Iraq

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.

from To the Point

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Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

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In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

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