Recent political crises in Baghdad and Erbil, together with ongoing demonstrations, affirm that the necessity for a more assertive commitment of the international community to address current challenges in Iraq is greater than ever.
Currently, new armed groups are set up to prepare for a Mosul offensive. These militias, often influenced by external actors, severely threaten the human security of civilians and are perceived by Iraqis as a similar threat to ISIS.
A comprehensive and coordinated approach with a long-term vision that does not focus exclusively on ISIS-affected areas, but on all of Iraq, is needed.
Read the full PAX Iraq Alert here.