In December, Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS. But with Iranian militias still to contend with and tensions with the Kurds high, challenges to peace remain.
The dilemma is that it needs money—and will inevitably lose some to corruption.
Taking it, as Donald Trump has mused about doing, is not only illegal—it would tear the country apart.
They’re essential to the fight against ISIS. But what happens when the Islamic State is gone?
As the embattled country wages war on ISIS in the north, its future may be decided by clerics in the south.