Helping Iraq Help Itself: Turning the Iraqi Election into a Strategic Asset

May 15, 2018 2:40 pm csis.org
Helping Iraq Help Itself: Turning the Iraqi Election into a Strategic Asset

There is no question that the Iraq election has raised serious security concerns for the United States. The United States faced grave uncertainties regarding Iran's influence in Iraq even when it seemed that Iraq's existing Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, was likely to win. It faced major challenges in ensuring that Iraqi forces could fully defeat the remnants of ISIS, secure Iraq's border with Syria, and become an effective mix of…

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