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Ryan Crocker on Iraq, and on whether we are seeing the Arab state system fragment

Over the weekend I did a quick interview with Ryan Crocker, the veteran American diplomat. Here it is: Was the current situation in Iraq inevitable?  ...

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Iraq: No way out

A friend who is a retired Army officer makes this point: “We (the U.S.) have maneuvered ourselves into a position where tactical/operational victory in Iraq (neutralize ISIS) translates into strategic defeat — Iraq firmly under the influence of the Iranians.”

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