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Is Iraq the Next "Failed State" in the Middle East?

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This week's brief takeover of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone may have been political theater, but it was part of a real-life drama that's deadly serious and may or may not have a happy ending for Sunnis, Shia, Kurds — or the United States. American casualties will likely rise in the fight against ISIS -- and in support of a government too weak to hold the country together. We look at the struggle to prevent a bad situation from growing worse.

Credits

Guests:
Tim Arango - New York Times - @tarangoNYT, Mowaffak al-Rubaie - Iraqi statesman, Derek Harvey - US Army (retired), Peter Galbraith - gubernatorial candidate and former diplomat - @GalbraithforVT

More:
Washington Post editorial on the White House's Iraq delusion

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Katie Cooper, Jenny Hamel