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Iraq: Can Muqtada al Sadr Form an Effective Government?

The Iraqi Supreme Court on Monday upheld the results of the country's parliamentary election, in effect ratifying a win for the hardline Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr. Al Sadr's nationalist party claimed a huge 35 percent increase in seats from its 2018 position, becoming the largest party in the parliament. Al Sadr once enjoyed backing from Iran and was a fierce enemy of the United States, but now opposes all foreign interference in Iraq. He has also hinted at increasing representation of the country's Kurdish and Sunni minorities. But will his reform project turn the tide on corruption and re-engage Iraqi civilians? Guests: Farhad Alaaldin Iraq Advisory Council Chairperson Ahmed Rushdi Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Parliament's Secretary General Tallha Abdulrazaq Iraqi Security and Political Analyst

Was Iraq’s election rigged?

Was Iraq’s election rigged?

Will Iraq's elections bring stability to Iraq?

Will Iraq's elections bring stability to Iraq?

What's behind Moqtada al Sadr's surge in popularity in Iraq?

What's behind Moqtada al Sadr's surge in popularity in Iraq?

Iraq’s elections hit with allegations of fraud

Iraq’s elections hit with allegations of fraud

Robb Elementary School Shooting

Robb Elementary School Shooting

Monkeypox Outbreak

Monkeypox Outbreak

Across The Balkans: Southeast Europe Seeks Alternative Gas Supplies

Across The Balkans: Southeast Europe Seeks Alternative Gas Supplies

Australia’s New Prime Minister

Australia’s New Prime Minister

France’s Burkini Controversy

France’s Burkini Controversy

Jose Ramos-Horta Returns

Jose Ramos-Horta Returns

Buffalo Mass Shooting

Buffalo Mass Shooting

Lebanon’s New Parliament

Lebanon’s New Parliament

Across the Balkans: Will Dritan Abazovic’s cabinet deliver on its promises?

Across the Balkans: Will Dritan Abazovic’s cabinet deliver on its promises?

COVID-19’s Tragic Milestones

COVID-19’s Tragic Milestones

NATO’s Nordic Expansion

NATO’s Nordic Expansion

Palestinian Journalist Killed

Palestinian Journalist Killed

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