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Iraq’s New Government

May 8, 2020

Episode Notes:

After five months, Iraq finally has a new government. Parliament selected Mustafa al-Kadhimi, a former intelligence chief, as prime minister. The previous government resigned in November in the face of mounting public protests over corruption and unemployment.

Douglas A. Ollivant — a former director for Iraq at the National Security Council, ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, and the managing partner at Mantid International — joins the Warcast to explain developments in Iraq.

[ 00:51 ] New Iraqi government

[ 01:22 ] Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

[ 02:44 ] Composition of the cabinet

[ 05:14 ] Challenges facing the new government

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