The violence after Muqtada al-Sadr’s resignation may have stopped for now, but the country’s crisis has only deepened.
Kamaran Palani is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Strategic Research, Lecturer in International Relations at Salahaddin-University-Erbil, and a Resear... ch Fellow at the Middle East Research Institute.
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