May 1, 2014

Iraqi Election Could Lead to Partition

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Al Monitor

The Associated Press

Iraqi parties across the political spectrum seek to break Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s monopoly on the central government.

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Nouri Al Maliki, who is intent on securing a third term as prime minister when Iraq goes to the polls today, hopes that voters will favourably compare their situation now to the Iraq of 2006, when he was first elected. By that... more ››
April 28, 2014
Iraq's Never-Ending War
David Ignatius, Washington Post
Iraq appears to be slipping back into civil war, and Sheik Zaydan Aljabiri, one of the political leaders of the Sunni insurgent group known as the Tribal Revolutionaries, seems confident that his side is winning. "We are three... more ››
April 26, 2014
Iraq's Sham Elections
Daily Star
The democratic process fails in Iraq. more ››
April 30, 2014
Three Years After bin Laden: The Trouble Ahead
John McLaughlin, Ozy
Perhaps more subtle and worrisome of all is a final trend that sees Islamic extremists finally beginning to learn from the mistakes they made in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. They are slowly beginning to change their harsh... more ››
April 28, 2014
Hillary Clinton, the Unrepentant Hawk
Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune
Proving one's toughness by endorsing war is a habit of American politicians, particularly Democrats wary of being portrayed, as Obama has, as naive and vacillating. This option may be even more tempting for someone who aspires to... more ››