Using the Magnitsky Act to sanction corrupt power brokers and human rights abusers can open space for better U.S. partners.
Douglas A. Ollivant is a Senior Fellow in the Future of War program at New America and a managing partner at Mantid International. A two-tour veteran of the Iraq war and a senior advisor in Afghanistan, he served as a National Security Council director in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. He holds a doctorate in political theory from Indiana University.
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Now that the Islamic State has been pushed from Iraq, the Iraqi government must address another domestic threat: corruption.