"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."
Marinella Davide is a predoctoral research fellow on topics related to EU climate and energy policy and international negotiations. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Climate Change Management at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, where she investigates the linkages between climate change and poverty reduction with a concerted focus on energy poverty.
Since 2010, she has been a researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. Marinella has an Advanced Master's degree in Global Environmental Protection from Tuscia University and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna.Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 3:45pm