The Takeaway: November 13, 2019

Senior Kurdish official describes need for ‘citizen-based reform’ in Iraq; UAE’s Gargash calls for ‘dynamic diplomacy’ to deal with Iran; Iranian scholar explains how Tehran has ‘changed the calculus’ in the region; Eggupying Beirut … and more.

al-monitor Falah Mustafa Bakir, a politician from Iraqi Kurdistan who served as Head of Department of Foreign Relations for the Kurdistan Regional Government, poses for a portrait, September 30, 2017 in Erbil, Iraq Photo by Younes Mohammad/Getty Images.
Senior Kurdistan Region official sees opportunity for ‘citizen-based’ reform in Iraq; UAE’s Gargash calls for efforts to head off conflict with Iran; Iranian scholar: Government has ‘changed the calculus in the region’
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