Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Mosul in ruins: ‘I see only despair around us’

 

Mosul, Iraq – Western Mosul is in ruins. From the tenth floor of a badly damaged hotel in Iraq’s second-largest city, destroyed buildings and roads can be seen for miles on end. There is no building that has not been touched by fights and air attacks. The smell of decaying bodies fills the hot July air.…