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Frustration in Iraq

August 9, 2022

Episode Notes:

The followers of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament, calling for new elections after months of paralysis and political instability. To talk about the latest in Iraq, Aaron is joined by Louisa Loveluck, the Baghdad bureau chief for The Washington Post.


[ 0:26 ] The state of play in Iraqi politics

[ 2:04 ] What are the protests about?

[ 3:03 ] The response to the protests

[ 4:25 ] Potential for violence

[ 5:25 ] The view of Sadr

[ 6:43 ] Where are the protests going?

[ 8:11 ] The role of Iran

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