The US-based Institute of War have released a map showing how the borders of regions inside Iraq have become porous as a result of the ISIS insurgency in the North.
The Kurds have taken advantage of the situation to extend their territory beyond their previous borders, whilst Isis fighters and the Iraqi military continue to battle north of Baghdad over control of Iraq's biggest oil refinery.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."