Scott Horton Interviews Michael Hastings

Scott Horton, March 24, 2010

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Michael Hastings, author and contributor to True/, discusses the backlash against religious political parties in Iraq, why Ayad Allawi’s thuggish past has increased his popularity, the massive security apparatus that enables an Iraqi Prime Minister to act like a strongman and why Iraqi Kurdistan is likely to become an independent state in the not-too-distant future.

MP3 here. (27:38)

Michael Hastings is the author of I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story. In 2008, he covered the U.S. presidential elections for Newsweek, and before that he was the magazine’s Baghdad correspondent. His articles have appeared in GQ, Slate, Salon, Foreign Policy, the LA Times, and other publications. His blog The Hastings Report focuses on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign policy topics.

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