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The Debate

Iraq's broken politics: Corruption and gridlock (part 2)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political gridlock that's enabled ISIS to hold vast swathes of territory. A turning point that will save or doom the Iraqi state? More broadly, 13 years after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein by a US-led coalition, how does Iraq hold it together between Shias, Sunnis and Kurds? And what role for outside players like the US and Iran?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

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