New Government or Not, the Iraqi State is Still Struggling to Function

 

 

Bargaining over the resources of the government is set to remain just one expression of the struggle for authority in Iraq. Actual sovereignty is likely to continue to be a coercive negotiation backed by various substate militias’ force of arms and financial interests.

New Government or Not, the Iraqi State is Still Struggling to Function
Ministers of the new Iraqi government are sworn in during the parliamentary session to vote on the new government in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 27. (Iraqi Parliament Information Office via AP)

 

New Government or Not, the Iraqi State is Still Struggling to Function

 

originally published by the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington

 

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