Ranj Alaaldin

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Ranj Alaaldin is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He specializes in the modern history of the Middle East and advises on regional and local trends in politics, energy and security.

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Between Iraq and a Hard Place: How the Battle in Mosul Will Affect ISIS Control in the Region

Editor's Note: With the operation in Mosul well underway, Iraq expert and Brookings Doha visiting fellow Ranj Alaaldin sat down with Brookings Doha’s Communications Assistant Sumaya Attia to discuss why Mosul’s liberation may not be limited to an ISIS defeat, as well what to expect for the future stabilization of Iraq. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.