March 22, 2013
Iraq's New, Dysfunctional Democracy
Eli Sugarman, The Atlantic
Almost a decade after the U.S. liberated Iraq, the country is a U.S. friend and ally. But it is still beset by ethnic and sectarian infighting. Iraq's nascent democracy has seesawed back and forth between gridlock and conflict over the past nine years. Every time it repeats this pattern, it starts over at a higher-- and more combustible -- level of tension.
TAGGED: Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq