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Down but not out: Is the end nigh for ISIL?

Out of sight, out of mind

The international coalition (Operation Inherent Resolve, OIR) against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), to which Germany also…

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What future for Northern Iraq? The Kurdish dilemma and shifting spheres of influence in the region

Baghdad’s new protector

It was an event of symbolic importance: in November 2015, Kurdish forces advanced on the town of Sinjar, a key hub in Iraq’s…

A Premature Obituary for ISIL: The Mosul Offensive and its Potential Aftermath

The loss of Mosul would be a serious and highly symbolic setback for ISIL. This is because Mosul is the city where ISIL publicly declared its caliphate in…

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