Al Zurfi’s nomination as Iraq PM first step to ending political deadlock

Al Zurfi’s nomination as Iraq PM first step to ending political deadlock

**Written and disseminated to select contacts on March 18, 2020**

PM-designate Adnan Al Zurfi has until mid-April to form a cabinet and gain parliamentary approval. If successful, Iraq could form a new parliament by 2021, paving the way for greater pushback against Iranian influence in the country. In the meantime, there is a risk alienated militias will step up attacks on coalition forces and Iraq’s security apparatus.

Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics & Infrastructure | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net