"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
Professor Freeman teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, and is Director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program. Her scholarship in administrative law focuses on public-private collaboration in governance, regulatory innovation, negotiated approaches to regulation, and privatization. Her work in environmental law centers on the design of governance institutions, regulatory tools and decision making procedures; most recently, she is working on climate-related institutional design.Last Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 4:45pm