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VIDEO: Can Iraq Unite?

By France 24 English,  September 10, 2014

Will the naming of Iraq’s new government mark a turning point in the fight against the Islamic state group? Parliament has approved the government of new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Shiite-dominated, but with Sunnis and Kurds in his cabinet, Abadi has been quick to get the congratulations of the White House. After the Iranian-sanctioned ouster of Nouri al-Maliki, the previous prime minister, there’s a lot of fence-mending to do in Iraq’s parliament. Can Iraq unite to face the jihadists?

Guests:

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

Luay J. AL-KHATTEEB

Director, Iraq Energy Institute (IEI); Advisor, The Federal Parliament of Iraq

Sajad JIYAD

Iraq analyst, Freelance consultant & writer

Janine DI GIOVANNI

Middle East Editor of Newsweek

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