AF’s Resident Scholar Geneive Abdo has been quoted in The Arab Weekly:
“I think the Iraqis are in a very difficult position,” said Geneive Abdo, a resident scholar at the Arabia Foundation. ”Because of sanctions that limit Iraq’s abilities to get electricity from Iran (though the energy sanction has been eased for Iraq), Iran’s proxies in Iraq and the Iraqi government’s inability to defend itself against Tehran, keeping Iraq from another conflict could be tough but it’s not good for either Iran or the United States to allow it to happen, Abdo said. “We can’t put Iraq in the position of being in the middle,” Abdo said.
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