In the last few weeks we have seen in the news a movement to retake Mosul back. Despite the progress that this movement has achieved, the author of the article suggest otherwise. Here we see that one of the biggest challenges that this process needs to consider is the back that Mosul does not fall again to jihadists after the Islamic State is expelled.

Another challenge is actually between the coalition members. For example, Turkey has expanded its role to a more military participant role.

The author points out that the US has a special interest in the region. Also it is important to note that the next president will need to make correct decisions regarding the situation in that region and as the author reveals, the next American President needs to understand the consequences of US retreat without ensuring the US interest before doing so in order to avoid any future regimes or groups that can rise as a consequence to such move.

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-battle-for-mosul-so-far-1477353096

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