[Autom. eng. transl.] There seems to be no respite for the land of the two rivers. After months of harsh protests that have affected a large part of central-southern Iraq, a prolonged political-institutional crisis, an escalation of hostilities between Washington and Tehran that reached its peak with the killing of Gen. Qassem Sulaimani and the long shadow of a pandemic that has heavily invested its bulky eastern neighbor, the appointment as Prime Minister of former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi represents yet another opportunity for a revival for a country that has been hovering for years between promises of rebirth and risks of new instability. Yet this umpteenth "new beginning" risks clashing with a threat that has hovered over Baghdad for years: the resumption of that "Islamic State" (IS) which, after having managed to occupy over a third of Iraqi territories, had been thrown back into the shadows at the cost of thousands of human lives and enormous destruction.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Iraq: the new course and the ghosts of the Islamic State|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Stato Islamico