The Geopolitical Playground in Iraq: Stuck between US and Iranian tensions, how the Biden administration can proceed in Iraq

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Iranian-backed paramilitary groups in Iraq have continued to target US and foreign troops, sending rockets into the international “Green Zone” of Baghdad, as well as numerous military bases hosting foreign security personnel throughout the country. These ongoing attacks continue to threaten the lives of international forces operating in the country, as well as Iraqi security forces and civilians. The Iraqi government is in a precarious position, as they have to balance the safety of their civilians and security personnel while trying to remain in the good graces of both the United States and Iran, as their strongest allies.