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Middle East

The new Iraqi PM is a status quo leader, but for how long?

One thing is clear: that if previous parliaments demanded the ouster of the US military, this one seems fine with the way things are.

Middle East

How the killing of Iran's top general squandered US leverage in Iraq today

Washington's decision to take out Soleimani in Baghdad ruined its chances for playing a role in mitigating a serious crisis there now.