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Widespread Protests Point to Iraq’s Cycle of Social Crisis

A surge in street protests in Iraq has left some 110 people dead and exposed a rift between the government and a population frustrated by poor governance, inadequate services and miserable living conditions.

To avert further violence, the authorities and protesters should open dialogue channels.

  • Maria Fantappie
  • ICG

Street protests have engulfed Baghdad and southern cities such as Nasiriya and Diwaniya since 1 October, causing a staggering death toll of at…

This deadliest outburst of violence from popular protests since the

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