Macron’s Baghdad Visit and French Foreign Policy in the Middle East

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After Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Lebanon at the beginning of September, he stopped over in Iraq and became the first head of state to visit Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi since he formed a new Iraqi government in May. The French President told the Iraqi’s that they should reaffirm their sovereignty in the face of an increase in political pressure between the US and Iran.   Dr Abbas Kadhim, Director of the Iraq Initiative and Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, to