Three Years After ‘Handover,’ Iraq’s Green Zone Still Feels Like Occupied Territory

Three years ago the Maliki government heralded the handover of the Baghdad Green Zone by announcing a new holiday called Sovereignty Day. He promised to open the zone to the public with a luxury hotel and a golf resort promised. Today, The Atlantic looks back at another promise unfulfilled.

Click here to find out why the Green Zone still feels like occupied territory

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