July 2, 2014

Is Iraq About to Be Replaced by Three Nations?

John McLaughlin, Ozy

The Associated Press

Iraq as we know it is in danger. Which means it’s time to start thinking about what the nation will look like if it does disintegrate, and consider what policy challenges would then confront the world.

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