Making Victory Count After Defeating ISIS: Stabilization Challenges in Mosul and Beyond

Making Victory Count After Defeating ISIS: Stabilization Challenges in Mosul and Beyond. RAND Corporation. Shelly Culbertson, Linda Robinson. July 24, 2017.

This report investigates humanitarian and stabilization needs in Iraq, through a case study of Mosul, and offers recommendations for immediate actions for stabilization after military operations to liberate it from ISIS. The study is based on data collection and review; visits to Iraq; and more than 50 in-depth interviews with a range of key senior officials. The research team examined humanitarian needs, security implications, infrastructure and services, and governance and reconciliation. All of these activities will affect the immediate stabilization of Mosul, and Iraq more broadly, including whether civilians can return home. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 99 pages, 2.53 MB].

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