REUTERS/Stringer - A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in the city of Ramadi, May 16, 2015. Islamic State militants drove security forces from a key military base in western Iraq on Sunday and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi authorized the deployment of Shi'ite paramilitaries to wrest back control of the mainly Sunni province.


Why ISIS is on the march in Sunni Iraq?

May 20, 2015, Luay Al-Khatteeb

With the Islamic State's recent victory in the city of Ramadi, Iraq is in a difficult spot. Luay al-Khatteeb writes that for Iraqis to reconcile their differences, influential players in the Middle East have to reconcile and stop using Iraq as a battlefield for their proxy war, and that Iraq needs western powers to act as strategic allies to safeguard its nascent democracy and contribute to state building.

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