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The debacle unfolding in Afghanistan starting with the chaotic exit of US troops has reverberated across Iraq, with many Iraqis wondering whether a similar future awaits them too. Will the United States pull out of Iraq under pressure from Iran and Iranian backed militias? Will parliamentary elections that are due to be held next month help fix the political paralysis and massive corruption that engulfs the country and how are Iraq’s Kurds coping with it all? Bilal Wahab, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, addresses these questions and more.

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