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The United States’ Role in the Future of Iraq

Mithal Al-Alusi

The United States of America has invested significant time and effort in Iraq over the last fifteen years, yet the Iraqi political process continues to falter. The damage of the country’s limited adoption of democratic values is continually demonstrated in each election cycle. This is especially complicated by the outsized role of Iraq’s Islamist political parties connected to Iran.

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In Focus: Confronting Iran's Regional Aggression