x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Iraq on the brink

From Erbil to Tehran to New York, The National's correspondents bring you the lowdown on how the sudden and startling rise of the Islamic State - formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL - is changing the political landscape in the Middle East.

A member of the Kurdish security forces takes up his position guarding an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul on June 22, 2014. Azad Lashkari / Reuters
A member of the Kurdish security forces takes up his position guarding an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul on June 22, 2014. Azad Lashkari / Reuters
From Erbil to Tehran to New York, The National's correspondents will bring you the lowdown on how the sudden and startling rise of the Islamic State - formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL - is changing the political landscape in the Middle East.