A bloody month, and even bloodier week has stricken Iraq with dozens of protest killed and thousands more seriously injured. Corrupt politics, rampant hunger, and government inefficiency driving citizens onto the streets has led to carnage throughout dozens of Iraqi cities. International and domestic criticism has targeted the country’s leadership handling of the situation, while the country’s Prime Minister tries to recover, the nation teeters on the edge of chaos. All the while, the Iraqi people yearn to overthrow the yoke of Iranian influence, and outside aggression, and to put the priorities of the citizenry first. Michael Pregent, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and Entifadh Qanbar, founder and president of the Future Foundation break down the turmoil on TIJ Talks filmed in New York.

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