Middle East to ‘take back control’

With a growing perilous situation in Afghanistan, calm should come this weekend to a rather unlikely location, Iraq.

Under the auspices of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and French President Emmanuel Macron, Gulf leaders are set to meet with Iranian officials as well as representatives of Turkey, Jordan and Egypt in a gesture of cooperation, unthinkable in recent years.

The Baghdad Summit, as it has come to be known, could mark the first direct engagement between regional foes Saudi Arabia and Iran. For Iraq, playing host to a major summit represents confidence and stability which the country has missed for decades. The summit offers Iraq the chance to “take back control of its trajectory so too is it an opportunity for the region as a whole.

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