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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?


Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

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