Current News at the Institute

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

David L. Phillips writes in the Huffington Post that a political plan will be needed following the battle of Mosul to defeat Islamism in Iraq and prevent ISIS from morphing into a new, even more murderous movement. Phillips calls for the Trump administration to recognize that Iraq is not a functional unitary state allow Iraqis to break-up Iraq, reconstituting in three parts - Shiite, Kurdish, and Sunni.

By David L. Phillips
Thursday, February 9, 2017

David L. Phillips writes in the Huffington Post that the special relationship between Kosovo and the United States is threatened by a resurgent Russia and President Trump's "American First" policy.

By David L. Phillips
Thursday, February 2, 2017

By David L. Phillips

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that Trump’s thinly veiled racist and Islmaphobic policies will intensify radicalization, inviting attacks against the United States, and undermining the campaign against the Islamic State.

Phillips argues that Trump's executive action will be used as an ISIS recruiting tool, that it tarnishes the US reputation abroad, and betrays Iraqis who put their lives on the line to assist the United States.

By David L. Phillips
Friday, January 27, 2017

By David L. Phillips