Iraq: A Nightmare Coming True?

Monday, June 16, 2014

An Iraqi man looks at a destroyed mini bus at the site of car bomb attack in the northern city of Kirkuk on June 4, 2014. (MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty)

For many, what's happening on the ground in Iraq right now is surreal and unthinkable as the Al Qaeda splinter group ISIS continues to topple city after city.

Unless something decisive happens on the battlefield, Iraq and possibly Syria will cease to exist.

Feisal Istrabadi, director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations, says that when he looks at Iraq, he sees all of his worst nightmares coming true.


Feisal Istrabadi

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Mythili Rao


T.J. Raphael

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