It’s been a long time since the US invasion of Iraq; the United States has neglected to introduce itself as an accomplice keen on supporting Iraqi endeavors for democratic and economic development. It has kept on pursuing its’ military and geopolitical interests to the detriment of the Iraqi civilians, their security, and prosperity. Rather than sponsoring the Iraqi individual’s democratic goals, Washington again propped up the broken political status quo this year by escalating its confrontation with Iran in a manner where they killed a top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.
The pursuit of Trump’s devastating policies in Iraq makes him no different from his predecessors. And a lot of Iraqis apprehend that his successor may impose more of the equivalent policies. In addition to that, many Iraqis now are more cautious about expecting much from the forthcoming Biden organization. As a senator and vice president before, Biden himself has a mixed record on Iraq by proposing a soft partition of Iraq to allow for federal autonomy for the Shia, Sunni and Kurdish communities. But his dividing policy was rejected by Arabs and accepted by the Kurds.
Trump came up with another arrangement of conditions for reworking the agreement, while also including a stop for Iran’s ballistic missile program. However, it remains unclear whether Biden will follow those policies. Yet, he has been pressurized by US allies to not ignore Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region just as done by Obama. From an Iraqi point of view, another round of negotiations could be an ideal chance for the US to hit a deal with Iran on Iraq. Tehran will consistently stay a factor in Iraqi politics by temperance of its neighboring area, its sheer size, and the cultural, religious, and economic ties between the two nations but that doesn’t imply that Iranian impedance can’t be controlled. A deal with the West might have the option to accomplish that, to a certain extent, however enough to allow Iraqis to seek reform and important political change.