RAND Experts to Discuss Stabilization and Security Efforts in Mosul and Beyond


The military campaign against ISIS has pushed the group out of Mosul and recaptured large amounts of territory elsewhere in Iraq and Syria. Shelly Culbertson, a senior policy researcher with a focus on international development and the Middle East, and Linda Robinson, a senior policy researcher whose work centers on U.S. strategy to counter the Islamic State and special operations forces, will discuss what might be done to stabilize Mosul and Iraq and prevent a slide back into violence after ISIS is defeated.


Culbertson and Robinson will discuss:

  • The humanitarian and stabilization needs in Mosul and more broadly in Iraq
  • Specific targeted actions to stabilize the region, such as addressing food, water and medical shortages, and ensuring adequate security forces in cleared areas
  • Policies that Congress, the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Defense Department could pursue in the wake of combat operations.


12 p.m., E.T., Friday, September 22, 2017


2045 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


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