IBBC Interview with Professor Toby Dodge, Director of the LSE Middle East Centre at IBBC’s Cumberland Lodge Retreat 2018

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Professor Toby Dodge, Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, gives an expert interview to IBBC on the 2018 Iraqi general election at IBBC’s Cumberland Lodge Retreat. Professor Dodge discusses the societal issues behind the low voter turnout, what the electoral results signify for the main political parties in Iraq and explains why the endemic corruption present in Iraqi politics will affect the new government, regardless of its incumbents. Professor Dodge also discusses the optimism caused by the improved security situation in Iraq and the continued desire of international firms to invest in Iraq and the need for an efficient, transparent Government to implement positive changes for the future.