Iraq protests threaten long-sought stability


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It was looking like Iraq was turning the corner last year, after defeating ISIS and garnering more confidence from its Arab neighbors. But recent protests that have left more than 800 wounded and 11 dead are dampening the optimism.

These latest demonstrations started over three weeks ago with residents of Basra upset over high unemployment, and a lack of electricity or fresh water.

In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, we talk to journalist Patrick Osgood about the protests in Iraq and the regional implications of unrest in the country.

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