Biden bombing will drive Iraqi youth to join anti-imperialist militia.

What does Biden’s Feb. 25 bombing, supposedly in self-defense, of targets inside Syria mean for the region and the world? Iraqi-Swedish political activist Hussein Askary, the Southwest Asia coordinator for the Schiller Institute, explains the bombing in the context of the potential for the Belt and Road Initiative to transform Southwest Asia, and his own efforts to create a citizen’s movement capable of understanding and demanding the economic policies that will give them a bright future.

Meeting Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Iraq, 2017

In the future, Mohandes perceives the intelligence sharing between Iraq, Syria, Russia and Iran will be crucial to prevent any further rise of terrorism in the region. Mohandes believes in a future of greater cooperation between these four allies against the threat of externally fomented sectarian violence and terrorism.