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Rescuing Iraq from the Iran-U.S. Crossfire

Ominous developments – attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq, U.S. retaliation and turmoil at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad – could drag Iraq deeper into the U.S.-Iranian confrontation and...

Urgent steps are needed to break this predictable but perilous cycle.

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For the past three months, a popular uprising has swept Baghdad and the southern governorates of Iraq.

Its call for profound institutional reform, chiefly an end to corruption, has galvanised repeated spasms of protest in the past.

This time, however, the movement is larger, more widespread and…

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