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Iraq's Neighbors Pursue Their Own Regional Policies

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Iraq's Neighbors Pursue Their Own Regional Policies

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Iraq's Neighbors Pursue Their Own Regional Policies

Iraq's Neighbors Pursue Their Own Regional Policies

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Joost Hiltermann, Middle East project director of the International Crisis Group, talks about the interests that Iraq's neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Syria, have in the country.

Hiltermann tells Renee Montagne that their common goal is to avoid a wide-ranging civil war. Where they disagree is on how to do that.