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Obama Officials Pin Blame For ISIS On Iraqi Government | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States finally seems to have identified the party responsible for failing to halt the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq: the ...

ISIS: A Threat Far Worse Than Al Qaeda

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Bernard B. Kerik

The ISIS message is not just a hatred for democracy or the freedoms of the West, but a sick and demented interpretation of Islam, calling for genocide or an annihilation of Christian, Jews and anyone of another religion, including anyone who stands in their way.

Obama on the Brink: War or Peace?

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Obama has an unprecedented opportunity to be a real peacemaker in Iraq. The wisest course of action is a diplomatic solution that embraces the entire region.

What Another Term for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Would Mean for Iraq

Justin Marozzi | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Justin Marozzi

Is Iraq sliding into another dictatorship -- or all-out civil war -- under Nuri al-Maliki?


Jonathan Russo | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

If one wants to see the real face of America's declining power abroad, look no further than Karzai's Afghanistan or Maliki's Iraq.

Dismembering Iraq

Allan Topol | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Allan Topol

The United States made a great effort to leave behind a viable nation of Iraq. Unfortunately, two recent events demonstrate that it's now disintegrating.

Arms and the World

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Arms sales are not as straightforward as one might think. For one thing, Russia and the United States are both eager to maintain their respective positions as the most successful merchants of death dealing devices.

Iraq War: Not Over and Danger Ahead

James Zogby | Posted 02.23.2012 | World
James Zogby

America leaves an Iraq that is deeply divided. After decades of ruthless rule, Iraqis endured an invasion and occupation, suffered from terror and ethnic cleansing, and while the trappings of a democracy have been set-up, it remains in a gestational state.

WATCH: Obama Meets Iraqi PM

Posted 12.12.2011 | World

As US troops prepare to withdraw from Iraq ahead of the December 31, 2011, deadline, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with President Obama in ...

Preparing for a Sunni Arab Spring in Baghdad

Sami Moubayed | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria have undoubtedly awakened a Sunni appetite for change in Iraq.

Iraq's Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Tonight, Obama will address the nation to mark the end of America's official combat role in Iraq. It is unlikely that Iraq's bitter political rivals will put aside their differences quickly enough to enable the president to announce a deliverable outcome.

Secret Baghdad Prison Revealed | Ned Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of Sunni men disappeared for months into a secret Baghdad prison under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's military office, whe...

Al-Maliki Assassination Rumors Quashed By Television Appearence | TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Flanked by his national security team, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki went on television Sunday night and praised Iraq's security forces for thei...

Iraqi Officials Start Referring To Maliki As "Master," Reminding Some Of Saddam Era

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's civilian leaders held a meeting on Thursday with the 300 top Iraqi military commanders from around the country to discuss the withdrawal of Ame...

Iraq Anti-Corruption Watchdog Arrests 1,000 'Corrupt' Officials

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials....

Pardon the Shoe Thrower

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The trial of the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush was postponed on Tuesday. They are trying to decide whether to charge him with assaulting or just insulting Bush.

Bush Reveals True Reason for War in Push for Iraqi Agreement

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Operation Iraqi Freedom was never about liberating the people of Iraq but instead about liberating its assets for foreign exploitation.

Maliki Endorses Obama Timeline in Huge Blow for McCain, Bush

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

As Obama's plane touched down in Afghanistan, Maliki's comments had a far-reaching effect on the war and presidential politics, with the Maliki government withdrawing from Bush and making McCain appear foolish.

At Last! The Immovable Object Meets An Irresistible Force

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

Imagine you're al-Malaki running for re-election, and you decide, like a good puppet, to run on a platform that promises indefinite foreign occupation. How many votes do you think you'd get?

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki Backs Obama Troop Exit Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** 7/20, 11:50pm ET A spokesman for al-Maliki has said the Prime Minister's comments were "mistranslated", but Der Spiegel is standing by it...

Rice In Iraq To Push For Unmet Surge Goal: Political Reconciliation

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other senior leaders Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Iraq...