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A Window of Opportunity Has Just Opened in Iraq. Will the U.S. Act?

Bilal Wahab

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Washington Post

October 27, 2018

The triumvirate of leaders to emerge from this year’s elections are strongly associated with nonsectarian, pragmatic government.

Rather than dreaming of midwifing a model democracy in Baghdad, Washington’s aims there have become more modest and realist: preventing a resurgence of the Islamic State and balancing Iranian power. So it is ironic that Iraqi democracy is on the verge of a breakthrough. This week, the parliament approved a new technocrat-dominated cabinet led by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, a Sorbonne-trained economist...

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