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Congratulations to Patrick Cockburn, whose award-winning articles for the London Review of Books and The Independent provide an excellent primer on the political situation in Baghdad.
Cockburn manages to explain the trajectory of events in Iraq without getting lost in the weeds of the complex and fluid situation there.
I found two articles from last year – Who Rules in Baghdad? and America Concedes – to be particularly helpful in understanding the SOFA agreement and how that document reflects Washington’s diminished influence in Baghdad.
I hope you enjoy his articles as much as I did.
— Ben Katcher