Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News talks about the continuing political crisis in Iraq. Tensions peaked after followers of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament and conducted protests for days. His rival bloc has been holding negotiations to resolve the crisis. Rania Khalek explains the complex alliances and what each sections seeks to achieve in this crucial moment.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .