August 11, 2014
Iraq's Center Can No Longer Hold Under Maliki
Mohamad Bazzi, The National
The Associated Press
As Mr Al Maliki struggled to remain in power, he became more dependent on Iran, which is the dominant external power in Iraq. Already, Iran is mobilising to protect the Shia-led government from the growing IS threat. General Qassim Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, traveled to Baghdad in June to coordinate with Iraqi military officers and Shia militia commanders.
TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State, Nouri Al-Maliki, Middle East, Iraq