The forces liberating Mosul are fighting each other, and opening the door to an Islamic State resurgence.
David Kenner is the Middle East editor at Foreign Policy. He is based in Beirut, Lebanon, and has been with FP since 2009 (a long time, he knows). He worked for FP previously in Cairo, where he covered the early days of the Arab Spring, and before that in Washington. He has attended Georgetown University and the American University of Beirut and has reported from Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq.
As Republicans and Democrats hashed out their differences, politicians from Iran to Israel made it all about themselves.