RAND Terrorism Expert Linda Robinson Available for Interviews About the Battle to Retake Mosul from ISIS and Iraq's Future

October 20, 2016

On Monday, Iraq, Kurdish and allied forces began a military operation to retake Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, from the Islamic State that captured it from Iraqi forces in 2014. The militant group has lost much of its territory over the past few months. Mosul is perhaps the group's last major stronghold in Iraq.

Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst, is available to speak about the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS fighters, the efforts underway by Iraqi and coalition troops, and what might face the Iraqi government and people once ISIS has been driven out of Mosul.

Robinson has expertise in national security strategy, international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, security force assistance, special operations forces, and irregular warfare and stability operations. She has several reports on U.S. strategy to counter ISIL in Iraq and the Middle East.

Remote access is available from our ReadyCam TV studios in Santa Monica, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh.


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