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Abás Tanus Mafud

Abás Tanus Mafud holds a Master degree in Economics and International Politics from the University of San Andres.

23 April 2019 02:23 PM

Iraq’s Pragmatism: Between Iran’s Sanctions and Saudi Grand Designs

Three decades after the Iran-Iraq war ended, relations between both states have strengthened thanks to regional events. The 2003 invasion of Iraq that overthrew Saddam Hussein left a power vacuum in Baghdad that was filled by Tehran’s taking advantage of the Shiite connection and ISIS presence in Iraqi territory.