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Head Of Iraqi De-Baathification Panel Assassinated

AP | SAAD ABDUL-QADIR and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The head of a committee tasked with rooting out Iraqis with ties to Saddam Hussein's deposed regime and who was once arrested for alle...

Iraq's Political Turmoil Could Lead to Civil War

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

This is a crisis that cannot be understated. The post-election period reveals that no election result is safe from court intervention and constitutional brigandry in the new Iraq.

Without National Reconciliation, Iraqi Democracy is a Mirage

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The Iraqi elections prove only that the country is at a critical crossroads and that sectarianism continues to be a major threat.

Ahmed Chalabi's Victory

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aram Roston

Chalabi still has more loyal friends in the US then most people imagine. Chalabi's US representative insisted to me last week that Chalabi was the best friend America has in Iraq, a sorry thought.

The Folly of de-Clintonification

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Levy

As Barack Obama goes about forming a cabinet, cries have gone up that Obama is committing some kind of sin by appointing a number of people who worked in the Clinton Administration.

Iraqi Parliamentarian Acquitted For "Crime" of Visiting Israel

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Robinson

Following a visit to Israel in September, the Iraqi Parliament stripped human rights activist Alusi of his legal immunity and threatened him with prosecution for the "crime" of visiting Israel.

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.

Iraq's New Law on Ex-Baathists Could Bring Another Purge

Washington Post | Amit R. Paley and Joshua Partlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maj. Gen. Hussein al-Awadi, a former official in Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, became the commander of the Iraqi National Police despite a 2003 law ba...