13 min

Crisis Brief: What Could Happen Next Overwatch

    • Daily News

The crisis in Iraq continues to escalate. Multiple reports of assassinations and other targeting killings of activists and demonstrators reflect an attempt to suppress the protests through intimidation, likely by Iran’s proxies. It remains unclear whether a reshuffle in the political leadership in Baghdad would ameliorate protest demands. ISW’s Iraq expert Samantha Leathley joins Jennifer Cafarella to discuss developments on the ground and what ISW is watching for next.

The crisis in Iraq continues to escalate. Multiple reports of assassinations and other targeting killings of activists and demonstrators reflect an attempt to suppress the protests through intimidation, likely by Iran’s proxies. It remains unclear whether a reshuffle in the political leadership in Baghdad would ameliorate protest demands. ISW’s Iraq expert Samantha Leathley joins Jennifer Cafarella to discuss developments on the ground and what ISW is watching for next.

13 min