Why Iraq’s Protests Aren’t Dying Down, and Macron’s Visit to China

Why Iraq’s Protests Aren’t Dying Down, and Macron’s Visit to China
Anti-government protesters try to cross the al-Shuhada bridge in central Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019 (AP photo by Hadi Mizban).

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Frederick Deknatel talk about Iraq’s ongoing protests and what makes them different than those seen in previous years. They also discuss French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China and why the EU has such a hard time maintaining a united front in dealing with Beijing.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Defying Repression, Protesters Seek to Change Iraq’s Post-Saddam Political Order
Protests Reveal Iraq’s New Fault Line: The People vs. the Ruling Class
The EU Worries It Could Be the Collateral Damage of a U.S.-China Trade Deal
Why Africa’s Future Will Determine the Rest of the World’s
Chile’s Protests Are a Rejection of the Excesses of Neoliberalism

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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