Dr. Mouayad Al Windawi, “Iraq and ISIS from the Inside Out” (October 27, 2015)

This talk examines the local dynamics that influence ISIS networks, revenue flows, and societal reach in Iraq, with an emphasis on Sunni-Arab relations between the Iraqi government, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and local provincial councils. The ISIS movement and the campaign against it is impacting Iraq's intra-group dynamics as well as causing territorial and demographic changes.

Dr. Mouayad Al Windawi explores these issues and what they mean for efforts to liberate Mosul and other remaining ISIS strongholds and what are the prospects for a possible post-ISIS Iraq. Dr. Al-Windawi is an Iraqi academic and researcher based in Jordan. He has a Ph.D. from Reading University and is the author of numerous books on contemporary Iraqi history.