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Photo Gallery: Baghdad Returns to the International Stage

Obama's Over-Hasty Withdrawal Iraq Is Neither Sovereign, Stable nor Self-Reliant

This week, Baghdad will host its first Arab League summit since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. The historical event marks Iraq's return to the international stage but diplomats will also focus on Iran's growing influence in the country. A few months after the US withdrawal, it is clear that -- despite Obama's claims -- Iraq is neither sovereign, stable nor self-reliant.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan