Kurdish national aspirations in Iraq are collapsing, Trump decertifies the JCPOA but won’t say what he wants to change, and the Islamic State loses its de-facto capital.
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The next battle in Iraq will be fought at the negotiating table. Will the United States be ready to help?
Brookings' Ken Pollack discusses his views on Kurdish political developments in Iraq in the wake of the battle for Mosul.