Economic Revival In Basra Accompanied

Economic Revival in Basra accompanied by Crime Wave

Alisha Ryu argues in a report for the Voice of America that the southern city of Basra’s economic efflorescence, and the more laid-back style of community policing used by British troops, make it a better model for Iraq’s future than US-dominated Baghdad. She is forced to admit, however, that lawlessness is a big problem in Basra just as it is in Baghdad.

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