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From Insurgency to Electricity: What Iraq Reforms May Mean

In recent weeks, protesters in Iraq sweltered in the excessive heat — sometimes over 122 degrees Farenheit — demanding more access to electricity and other basic services. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi then promised widespread reforms, and this week began firing high-level officials he deemed corrupt. If successful, anti-corruption reforms could help provide the people with services, help the army fight insurgencies and be a boon to Abadi’s career, according to Renad Mansour, a...

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