January 8, 2012

Maliki's Politicized Iraqi Army

Maria Fantappie, The National

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With increasing control over the Iraqi army, Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has the means to dominate his main political rivals.

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January 3, 2012
Iraq's Fugitive Vice-President
Asli Aydintasbas, Newsweek
On Dec. 18 in Baghdad, a plane carrying Iraq’s vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi, was stopped before it could take off. Instead, Hashimi and his bodyguards were escorted off the aircraft. When the plane was finally allowed to... more ››
December 28, 2011
How to Save Iraq from Civil War
Allawi, Al-Nujaifi & Al-Essawi, NY Times
We are leaders of Iraqiya, the political coalition that won the most seats in the 2010 election and represents more than a quarter of all Iraqis. We do not think of ourselves as Sunni or Shiite, but as Iraqis, with a... more ››
December 27, 2011
Understanding the Iraq Crisis
Brookings Institution
We were all wondering how long it was going to take after the withdrawal of American troops for Iraq to face its first major political crisis. But I seriously doubt that anyone would have dared to predict that it would begin even... more ››
December 27, 2011
What Will Happen to Kurds?
Ergun Babahan, Today's Zaman
Turkey may seek to establish a voluntary federation with Kurds in Iraq and Syria. Such a federation may be run by a powerful president based on the principle of democratic equality. Certain experts in Ankara have long been... more ››