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Iraq Faces America's Economic Wrath

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 14, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is seen on Jan. 2, 2020, following an attack on the facility.

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is seen on Jan. 2, 2020, following an attack on the facility. If Iraq pushes U.S. troops to leave, the country will find itself in America's economic crosshairs.

(AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

For companies active in Iraq, threats to physical security -- whether from a possible military conflict between the United States and Iran, militia violence or a resurgent Islamic State -- aren't the only thing they need to worry about. That's because dark economic times could also be on the way,...

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