A number of attacks in the provinces of Iraq, especially Diyala along the Iranian border, have raised concern. Islamic State fighters have filmed themselves with weapons that appear to be of Iranian origin, while security gaps remain due to tension between the KRG and Baghdad.
Jordan is on a mission to rejuvenate trade with its neighbour, Iraq, as regional competitors scramble for footholds in the country. However, Jordanian officials have voiced their concerns about competitiveness within the export sector.
While security along the Iraqi-Syrian border has improved with the near defeat of the Islamic State, Baghdad still has it's hands full trying to prevent arms smuggling and attacks by what is left of the terror group.