How Can Iraq Rebuild? By JACK WATLING

The dilemma is that it needs money—and will inevitably lose some to corruption. On Sunday, Haider al-Abadi, the prime minister of Iraq, visited Mosul to herald the success of his army’s nine-month struggle to recapture the city from the Islamic State. In a speech on state television the next day, he declared “the end and the failure and the collapse of the terrorist state of

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MEMO TO TRUMP: IRAQ IS TOO BIG TO FAIL. By Michael Knights *

Michael Knights

Actions like the travel ban on Iraqis could have the unintended effect of derailing the U.S. alliance with Baghdad -- an outcome that would benefit Iran, the Islamic State, and no one else. The first few weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have been a political roller coaster for Iraq. On Jan. 21, the newly minted commander in chief raised his oft-repeated mantra that the Un

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