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Karbala/ Annabaa: The research and studies centers, in most world countries, play great roles in laying down the general policies of the state in all economic, social, political and educational spheres, as stated by Iraqi the journalist and writer Ali al-Talaqani.

He pointed that these centers have their clear roles in all specialized spheres to determine the main characteristics of a certain stage,

Mr. Talaqani added that these centers is a “rich food basket before the political grinding machine”, stressing that they will have their important roles in laying down the general policies when the politicians, parliamentarian, ministers and authorized people will ask the help of the centers’ experts.

He confirmed the importance of the independence of the information, taking into consideration that many of the centers were moulded according to the institutions that supported them.

In his talk to Annabaa News Agency, Mr. Talaqani pointed that “we are before great challenges, so the research centers should take their roles in different Iraqi-international issues, as well as the challenges of the political scenes.

“If we consider these challenges, we need better perceptions for the results of the Iraqi elections and the formation of the government, thus we will be confronting a political exam in regard ato the relations with Iran and United States of America, where these two countries equally feel that there is a chance for Iraq to get out of their hegemony in the near future”, he added.

Mr. Talaqani elaborated that “the strategic and long-term indications say that Washington is trying to have more power for many reasons, including its alliances with some Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs, as well as its “smooth” policies.

He pointed that the indications are available for both chances, where the Iranian chance is to get an alliance that comprises Sa’iroun and al-Nasr, taking into consideration that Iran is moving in all directions in order to avoid its loss in Iraq.

As for Washington, it tried to cuff the Iranian political and military hand to permit more chances for other Iraqi political circles to reach to power, he added.

Mr. Talaqani referred to the challenges facing the future alliance, in regard to the Iranian hegemony and its effects in the internal scene.

“The other alliance appeared lately when news talked about an Iranian confrontation with the Sadrist Leader Muqtada al-Sadr after winnin in the elections. There are no real indications that al-Sadr will confront the Iranian hegemony in Iraq as disseminated through some media sources, which aimed to create a state of popular conflict to embarrass al-Sadr and put him in a circle of new conflict with other pro-Iranian blocs”, he elaborated.

“ Some Iraqi elites and components believe that al-Sadr joined hands with the Saudis to strike against the Iranian interests, taking into consideration that al-Sadr has no relations with the American, as he did with the Saudis, for doctrinal reason, where he depends on his followers in the internal scene”, Mr. Talaqani pointed out.

“Al-Sadr known this play very well”, Mr. Talaqani summed up the situation.

On the internal scene, Mr. Talaqani believes that the Iraqi political forces began to lose their powers, following the announcement of trhe electoral results, to understand and form a suitable milieu to build a successful political process, so they are trying to fill in the spaces through speeches and international conflicts.

“These forces are drifting away from the ideal partnership that will permit the adversaries of greatly interfering, where fear from the other side will prevail when the mutual interest were set apart, particularly during the formation of the government”, he pointed out.

Mr. Talaqani stressed that “mal-partnerships should be eliminated and benefit from the past lessons, where a country, like Iraq, should take heed of the previous tragedies in order to avoid dangers for its social networks”.

In conclusion, Mr. Talaqani stressed that the “Iraqi politician did not invest the crises for the benefit of his people, because he has no project to build his state”.

He referred to Qatari experiment and its utilization of the crisis with Saudi Arabia, where it dealt with the US and economic interests in a clever way, pointing that the Trump administration concentrated on the financial affairs, so when Saudi Arabia concentrated on the media and economic sides against Qatar, the latter concentrated on attracting the US investments and was able to limit the pro-Saudi 4-coutry boycotting movements.

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