The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
After a major defeat in Mosul, Islamic State seems to have suffered a blow that could end its goal of establishing a cross-border caliphate in the Middle East.
Iraqis are proud of the victory in Mosul, but worried about the huge tasks ahead.
The way we talk about attacks is actually helping the extremists' monstrous cause.