One of the early victims of the US escalation against Iran is Iraq’s unprecedented protest movement.
Fanar Haddad is an author and assistant professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. He is the author... of Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity.
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Upheaval in Iraq will continue as long as the ruling oligarchy makes no room for a political opposition to emerge.
For the US, its allies and Iran the alternative to sharing the region is a futile and destructive pursuit of dominance.
The ongoing protests in Iraq are neither a conspiracy, nor a revolution.
Iraq’s kleptocratic system is unlikely to change with the upcoming elections.