Rasha Al Aqeedi is a senior analyst and the head of the Nonstate Actors program at the Newlines Institute. Her writing on Middle Eastern geopolitics and Iraqi politics and society has been published in The Atlantic, The Independent and The New York Times.
The following interview was conducted by FRONTLINE’s Gabrielle Schonder on May 6, 2021. It has been edited for clarity and length.
This interview is being published as part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, an effort to open up the source material behind our documentaries.
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