As military operations against ISIS continue, all eyes are on the battle for Mosul. Ridding Iraq’s second city of ISIS will require both Iraqi and international efforts. The panel discussed the myriad of forces involved in the war against ISIS – ISF, al Hashd al Shaabi, Peshmerga, and the U.S.-led Coalition – confronting ISIS on the battlefield, and preparing the ground politically to ensure their defeat.
Jane Arraf, Journalist
Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
Faleh Fayadh, National Security Advisor, Government of Iraq
Jaafer Mustafa, Peshmergah Commander
Nofel Humadi Sultan, Governor of Ninewa