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Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki today today urged al-Qaida fighters to stop battling, amid a disturbing resurgence of al-Qaeda in western Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked gunmen have overrun the cities of Falluja and Ramadi, freeing prisoners and setting up their own checkpoints.
Fawaz Gerges, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to look at what’s next in the country.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.