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After ISIS, Will Iraq’s Elections be The Next Step to Stability?

May 21, 2018

Iraqis just went to the polls to elect a new national parliament. In a surprise turn, a coalition led by controversial cleric Moqtada al-Sadr—a staunch opponent of U.S. influcence in Iraq won the most seats. Listen in as Joshua Johnson, Host of NPR's 1A, leads a panel discussion on Iraq's new leaders and the many challenges they face.

Joshua Johnson, Moderator
Host, NPR's 1A

Sarhang Hamasaeed
Director, Middle East Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace

Denise Natali
Director, Center for Strategic Research, National Defense University

Kenneth Pollack
Resident Scholar, U.S.-Middle East Security and Foreign Policies, American Enterprise Institute

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