Carnegie's Renad Mansour joined Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna and Saad Jawad from the London School of Economics to discuss Muqtada Al-Sadr and the recent demonstratins in Iraq protesting against corruption in Abadi's government. The discussion centered on Abadi's failed reforms, al-Sadr's relationship with other important Shiite figures and groups in Iraqi politics, and contextualized al-Sadr's position in regional and international politics. Mansour argued that al-Sadr has the advantage of criticizing the government from the outside, but noted that al-Sadr is seen by some as having 'hijacked' the protests for his own benefit. 

This interview was orginally broadcast on Al Jazeera's Inside Story.