Iraq’s foreign policy – like its domestic agenda – is still in formation, following the fall of Saddam Hussein. Since 2003, most attention has been paid to the role of various neighbours and external actors in Iraq. As its political situation stabilizes, Iraq’s role as a regional and international actor is becoming more dynamic and Iraqi leaders are beginning to pursue their goals in the international arena. This report details how Iraq is reclaiming its foreign policy and beginning to develop its positions on critical regional and international issues.

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