By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts.
The Economic Perils of Iraqi Youth’s Nostalgia for the Return of Authoritarianism
Although Iraqi youth’s nostalgia for authoritarianism in the form of a powerful presidential system as a cure to their country’s ills is understandable, the economic costs of Turkey’s increasing move toward such a system over the last few years argue otherwise, as this paper asserts.
The Turkish experience, nevertheless, provides valuable lessons for Iraq — to avoid the failures and to mirror the successes — as it reconstructs its own post-ISIS economy.
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