“The protests in Iraq: corruption and foreign interference in the firing line”, Mariette Hägglund (FIIA, Finland)

Mariette Hägglund, The protests in Iraq: Corruption and foreign interference in the firing line, FIIA Comment 12/2019

Recent large-scale protests in Iraq reveal deep dissatisfaction with the political elite and the dysfunctional system of governance. The protests could pose a threat to Iran’s foreign policy, whose channels of influence lie within parts of the Shia political elite in Iraq.

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