Michael O’Hanlon on instability in Iraq

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Instability in Iraq is a concern. The U.S. is joined by Russia and Iran in having key stakes in a secure and unified Iraq. Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution joined CCTV with more perspective on the situation.

Michael O'Hanlon on instability in Iraq

Michael O'Hanlon on instability in Iraq

Instability in Iraq is a concern. The U.S. is joined by Russia and Iran in having key stakes in a secure and unified Iraq. Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution joined CCTV with more perspective on the situation.

Meanwhile, the radical Sunni breakaway group has declared its chief the leader of a new Islamic state. The state is carved out of northern Iraq and the northeast of neighboring Syria. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, now calling itself just the Islamic State, is demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide. CCTV’s Tony Cheng reports from Erbil, Iraq.
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The radical Sunni breakaway group has declared its chief the leader of a new Islamic state. The state is carved out of northern Iraq and the northeast of neighboring Syria. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, now calling itself just the Islamic State, is demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide. CCTV's Tony Cheng reports from Erbil, Iraq.