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To discuss the impact of the Iraq blast, we are now joined by our current affairs commentator, Professor Tao Wenzhao.
Q1: Hello, Professor Tao, the suicide bomb was targeted at hundreds of army recruits as they queued near a military headquarters. This comes just two weeks before all but 50,000 US troops head home. What impact do you think it may have on the timing of the US troop withdrawal?
Q2: Iraq has been in a five-month-long political stalemate since the parliamentary election, leaving the country without a new government. How long will it take for Iraq to settle into a period of stability?
The departure of US forces and the political stalemate in Iraq have left a power vacuum in the war-torn nation...<Full story>