FPI Resources on the Growing Crisis in Iraq

June 17, 2014

The situation in Iraq is deteriorating.  The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist movement that grew out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), now controls patches of territory from the outskirts of Aleppo in Syria to Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq.  As Iraqi forces fight the advance of ISIS, reports of sectarian killings in Baghdad are emerging.  While the President and Congress weigh how to respond to the crisis, the United States and other nations in the region are pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form an inclusive, power-sharing national government.  Finally, a United Nations commission warned today that the conflict in Syria and Iraq “has reached a tipping point threatening the entire region.”
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) suggests the following resources as policymakers, lawmakers, journalists, and the general public think through America’s next steps in response to the growing crisis in Iraq.

FPI Resources
  • What to Do in Iraq – AEI’s Frederick W. Kagan and FPI Board Member William Kristol – The Weekly Standard – June 16, 2014
Additional Resources

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