Although Iraq is not a foreign policy priority for President-elect Joe Biden, his aim will be to use his experience and contacts in Iraq to address the country’s deep-seated problems, elevate the rule of law, and rein in the wayward militias.
Biden’s Iraq experience
US Vice President Joe Biden (L) talks to Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) and Iraq's President Jalal Talabani during one of several planned ceremonies to mark the end of American military presence in Iraq, in Baghdad December 1, 2011. (Reuters)
Perspectives from Iraq
A fighter of Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization militias) waves an Iraqi flag as others use a cell phone to take a selfie from the turret of an armored vehicle during the advance in the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul. (File photo: AFP)