Future of ISIS in Iraq: The regional implications
A forum was held in Melbourne on the 19th of June with experts from the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation to discuss the regional implications of ISIS in Iraq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) capture of Mosul has destabilised Iraq and exposed the fatal weakness of the Iraqi National Army. However, the implications of ISIS's expected march to Baghdad will reverberate well beyond Iraq's borders, deepening the regional sectarian divide and heightening tensions between traditional enemies Iran and Saudi Arabia. Having already prompted calls for a US return to Iraq, ISIS's victory in Mosul will have longstanding implications for the region as a whole. Join us this Thursday to discuss the emerging crisis
Audio from the forum now available including responses from the panel, Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, ARC Future Fellow; Dr. James Barry, Associate Research Fellow; Dr. Benjamin Isakhan
ARC DECRA Fellow; and Dr. David Tittensor, Research Fellow