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Iran and the US are both fighting ISIS, but waging two different wars.

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That’s one of the reasons Islamic State has flourished – it may have many enemies, but these enemies often hate each other as much, if not more, than they hate ISIS. And there isn’t a sign of that changing

Journalist Patrick Cockburn charts the Venn diagram of allegiances and interests in the fight(s) against Islamic State – from the parallel wars of the US and Iran, to the internal fault lines exposed by shifts in political power.

Patrick has been doing amazing, on the ground reporting from Iraq and Kurdistan for the Independent.

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Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn is a reporter for The Independent newspaper and author of The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution.

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