Rwik Chattopadhyay in his paper “Political Transition in Iraq and its Future” analyses the political and economic landscape in Iraq after the US invasion in 2003 and finds it as extremely unstable.The challenges that the country faces are enormous. The objective that President George W Bush had outlined while deciding to invade Iraq (2003), two decades later, is still not complete. The years following the US invasion have marked little economic growth, mass unemployment, the rise, fight and defeat of ISIS and political instability. Yet, there are definite changes that have been made and more changes that could be made. He pins faith on the Kadhimi government and asserts that they can bring the required change for a peaceful and secure Iraq. Steps could be taken to make Iraq a secure and safe place which the Iraqis deserve.
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