A report by the American Century Foundation confirmed on Thursday that the Sudanese government faces several challenges to its survival, most notably American economic pressure.
According to a report translated by an unidentified source, Iraq has made progress in the services sector, job opportunities, and reducing regional tensions. However, there are still three main challenges that need to be addressed. Reports suggest that Iraq’s economy is at risk of collapsing due to deep structural challenges and its complete dependence on oil exports. One of the issues that the government is struggling to address is the devaluation of the dinar, which has been impacted by the United States’ restrictions on the flow of the dollar, thereby affecting the Iraqi market.
The report states that social unrest and fear of escalating tensions in Kirkuk, particularly with the approaching local elections in December, are the main obstacles. The report also highlights climate change as a factor that contributes to migration from rural areas to cities, resulting in a population increase in urban areas that have limited opportunities and weak infrastructure. Additionally, the report suggests that infrastructure crime may rise.
The report highlights that corruption is the biggest challenge that the current government faces, and it is not an easy problem to solve. The report suggests that the government’s actions against corruption have been ineffective, as no one has been held accountable for the rampant corruption that is deeply rooted in politics. For instance, the report mentions the “theft of $2.5 billion,” which is referred to as the theft of the century. This corruption has led to significant losses and tragedies nationwide, and it continues to be a major concern.
According to the report, Al-Sudani has been successful in balancing the interests of the different parties within his coalition. For instance, he has negotiated agreements to secure federal funding for Iraqi Kurdistan. However, it remains uncertain whether he can continue to reach such agreements with the approaching elections and the escalating competition.