Ideals and Interests
The Death of Al-Baghdadi—and the Birth of a Tragedy

The killing of the Islamic State’s leader does nothing to balance out the strategic and moral blunder of the U.S. abandonment of its most dependable ally in the region.

Published on: October 31, 2019
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a member of the editorial board of The American Interest and director of Peshmerga and The Battle of Mosul, 2016 and 2017 war documentaries of his experiences embedded with the Kurdish fighting force. Translated from French by Steven B. Kennedy.
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