If companies like Halliburton ultimately end up heeding Baghdad’s latest Iran-led squeeze, the Kurdish region’s successful democracy would suffer a heavy blow.
Muqtada Sadr at Najaf, Iraq, November 18, 2021. Seventy-three lawmakers from his bloc recently submitted their resignations based on his request, to protest a persisting political deadlock eight months after general elections were held. AP / Anmar Khalil, file
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