What was going on inside the Iraqi government when it was caught off guard by the lightning victory of ISIS in the city of Mosul earlier this year?
When the Iraqi government asked for help, which country was the first country to help them, Iran or the US? Which one of them hesitated, and why? what were the consequences of such hesitation?
Has the experience of the Iraqi government with ISIS increased Iran’s influence and standing between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites?
These questions and more are answered in the latest Financial Times podcast, narrated by its chief Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi.
You can find the podcast here