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March 16, 2023

Iraq War Went from US Invasion to Ongoing Invitation for Iran, Analysts Say

Featuring Jonathan Lord

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalist J.P. Lawrence

Mistakes and policy flip-flopping by the U.S. over the past 20 years have led many Iraqi leaders to decide that turning to their meddling neighbor is a more reliable option, said Jonathan Lord, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank.

However, many Iraqis have protested their leaders’ ties to Iran.

“The Iraqi people are wise to Iran’s meddling,” Lord said.

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  • Jonathan Lord

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Jonathan Lord is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Lord served as a professional staff member for the House Arme...