Strait Talk

Will Iraq’s Political Paralysis Embolden Terror Groups in the Region?

It's been 4 months since Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections. But the country remains politically paralyzed. A government has yet to form, with political parties deadlocked over who will hold key posts. The latest blow came after Iraq's Supreme Court barred veteran politician Hoshyar Zebari from running for president over allegations of corruption. Zebari, a former foreign minister comes from the Kurdish minority, which traditionally has held the mostly ceremonial post of president. His exclusion follows last week's decision by Iraqi lawmakers to postpone the presidential vote. What security challenges could arise from Iraq's political stalemate, and are terror groups in the region looking to exploit the divide? Guests: Lahib Higel Senior Iraq Analyst at Crisis Group Omer Ozkizilcik Security Analyst

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

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The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

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The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

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Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

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Türkiye Says 'It Got What It Wanted’ From Sweden and Finland to Support Their NATO Bids

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Photos and Video Show Greece Militarising Aegean Islands Close to Türkiye’s Bodrum

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Protests Erupt After Tunisia’s President Says Islam Will Not Be State Religion

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What Will Turkiye and Saudi Arabia’s ‘New Era of Co-operation’ Look Like?

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World Bank Says Turkiye Can Save Nearly $150 Billion if It Acts on Climate Change

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World Food Programme Halts Food Aid to South Sudan Due to Lack of Funds

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Could Israel and Egypt Become Major Gas Exporters to Europe?

India Faces Huge Backlash Over BJP Official’s Remarks

India Faces Huge Backlash Over BJP Official’s Remarks

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D-8 Organization Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Istanbul

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Normalisation Process Between Türkiye And Egypt Going Forward

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Is Iran Losing Its Influence in the Region?

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German Intelligence Report Says PKK Is the Biggest Foreign Extremist Group On Its Soil

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