Iran Turning the Screws on Baghdad, and America’s Kurdish Allies Are Suffering

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.

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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