The Raqqa Imperative
Henri J. Barkey
Good evening, listeners, we have another great episode for you this week!
First we welcome the London Editor of the Irish Times Denis Staunton onto the program to discuss how the Panama Papers have affected British prime minister David Cameron. He also offers valuable insight into the current debate over Brexit, and how the American presidential election campaign is being received in Ireland and Britain.
Then, Henri J. Barkey, the director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, comes back to the show to examine the state of the fight against ISIS. He describes how the U.S. and its allies have a choice of where next to target the Islamic State: Mosul in Iraq, or Raqqa in Syria.