Zeidon Alkinani is an independent Iraqi-Swedish political writer and analyst. MSc in International Public Policy from University College London. His main research focuses on the MENA region, Iraq, sectarianism, US Middle East foreign policy, the Arab Spring, post-war development and many other global issues. @z_alkinani
Published in: North Africa, West Asia: AnalysisDid the UN inadvertently recognise Iran’s guardianship of Iraq?
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