David Butter on Iraq

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When it really came to the fore in July 2014, it had already developed financing streams within Iraq from protection money and from under-the-radar taxation. There was a very broad tax base on farmers and traders ... anything that moved would be taxed, and even things that didn't move. A great deal will depend on effective governance in areas [liberated from ISIS]. But it is still quite a mess. There are a lot of people pushing ISIS-style ideology and they may find some receptiveness in Iraq if the country continues to be governed in the way it has been.feedback
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Jun 29 2017
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