Iraq's Two Coups, And How the U.S. Should Respond

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iraq's Two Coups-And How the U.S. Should Respond

Iran's allies in Iraq mounted a judicial coup at the start of this year.

Now, Moqtada al-Sadr is trying to place the system under his control through mob action.

U.S.-led friends of Iraq should care about both these developments, not just the most recent one.

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2 Responses to Iraq's Two Coups, And How the U.S. Should Respond

  1. Ward Ciappetta 4th August 2022 at 12:54 #

    This sums up what happened and yes Maliki should be arrested for treason along with Zaydan. New elections are on tap. Recertifying the current caretaker government is probably the best option at this point.

    Iran cannot be allowed to turn Iraq into a satellite entity as in Lebanon. The US can take overwhelming action against Iran through shutting the currency auctions of Iraq. Such action will cut off the last significant access of dollars to Iran, leading to economic chaos in the Iranian economy.

  2. Ali 4th August 2022 at 15:02 #

    Iraqi internal affairs should be solved successfully by the Iraqi people itself instead USA, one peace destroyer with vicious will!