Bloomberg Businessweek quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on the limits of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s power:

“Abadi doesn’t have full control over what decisions he can and can’t make, he has to work within the confines of party politics, sectarian politics and regional politics,” said Ramzy Mardini, a Jordan-based non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council research group. In analyzing Iraq, “too much emphasis is given to the power of individual personalities rather than the influence the environment has in shaping their behavior.”

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