13 noiembrie 2019

Iraqi Nationalism Is Back


As protests in Iraq grow, a “good news” narrative seems to be developing with them. The protests, this story goes, are a significant blow to Iranian influence , demonstrating that the Iraqi public is tired of Tehran’s interference in its country’s affairs. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said as much in a recent tweet . Evidence cited for this argument includes the fact that Iranian-backed Shiite militias have been implicated in violence against protesters and that the demonstrators’ [...]