Iraq and ISIS - Why The Threat is Never Over

Renad Mansour, a research fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, discusses the new government and the current state of ISIS in Iraq.

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Iraq and ISIS - Why The Threat is Never Over

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Renad says that the first 100 days of the new premiership in the country has seen little progress, and that Iraqis are already preparing to demonstrate against the new regime.

Corruption is the issue driving this, he argues, which citizens equate with terrorist organizations. ISIS is a dynamic organization and has gone underground but have the roots which led to its power been addressed?

Renad says proper representation in the country’s political process is key to challenging groups such as ISIS, and that previous cycles of violence show another uprising could easily happen if these issues are not addressed.