Lessons from Basra, Once Called an Iraqi Success Story

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Today's Washington Post says that, as British troops pull back from the southern Iraqi city of Basra, Shiite militias are battling among themselves. That's raising new questions about the stability of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-dominated central government. Joost Hiltermann is Middle East Deputy Program Director of the International Crisis Group, which has produced a report on Basra.

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Guest:
Joost Hiltermann - Middle East Deputy Program Director, International Crisis Group

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Vanessa Romo