Muted expectations as Sudani takes over in Baghdad, backed by militias and Iran

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Issue 1157 - 04 Nov 2022 | 10 minute read

Iraq has a new government after more than a year of political haggling, grandstanding and violence, but incoming Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani has yet to offer clear policy proposals on how he might tackle rampant corruption, high unemployment, weak security and myriad other challenges. Meanwhile the pro-Iranian allies and militia who brought him to power are bedding in.

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