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A Bad Omen: The Iraqi Elections Impasse

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

What Arab Gulf governments and citizens, Sunnis and Shi'ites alike, want is for an independent Iraq to emerge within the framework of its Arab sister states.

Iraqi PM al-Maliki Says Rivals Who Won Election Can't Form Government

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister said Thursday his Sunni-backed rivals, who narrowly won the March election, were wasting their time trying to fo...

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.

Supporting Allawi and Stability in Iraq

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

While Americans want out of Iraq, the stability of the country is far from assured. The best course of action for the U.S. may be to support the outcome of the elections, and the winner, Iyad Allawi.

Sadrist politician blames Maliki for recent Baghdad blasts

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

A prominent Shia politician from the Sadrist political bloc has blamed the Iraqi government for failing to protect religious sites in Baghdad followin...

Secret Baghdad Prison Revealed

latimes.com | 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...

Does an Afghanistan Exit Strategy Hurt Our Allies?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

A timetable for withdrawal is a good thing. Ignore the partisan myth-making and keep pressuring your representatives to hold Obama accountable and bring this war to an end.

Inertia in Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The results of the Iraqi elections at the end of last month deepened a sense of conspiracy and dangerous inertia in the country. Events show that this disillusionment is threatening to reverse the security gains of the previous two years.

The Iraqi Vote and its Implications

Amir Madani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amir Madani

The emerging trend of the Iraqi vote suggests moderation and compromise at all levels. But, in spite of some unexpected results, the big issue remains the ethnic and confessional partitioning of the country.

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.

Mithal al-Alusi, Iraq's Maverick, Charges Iraqi Elections Were Corrupt

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Hugely disappointing news from Iraq last week as Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who won his seat in Iraq's Parliament in December, 2005 and has bee...

Channeling Identity Politics in Iraq

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

As events in Iraq show, leaders can both manipulate identities and be constrained by them.

Iraq: Elections But No Stability

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

In 2003, the architects of the war told us that elections in Iraq would help spread democracy and liberalism across the Middle East, but this could not have been further from the truth.

Iraq Elections: Prime Minister 'Fighting For His Political Life'

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The man who has led Iraq for the past four years is battling for his political survival just as U.S. troops are getting ready to pack ...

Iraq Election: Al-Maliki Accuses Election Official Of Fraud

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A secular coalition challenging the Iraqi prime minister in the country's historic parliamentary elections has narrowly pulled ahead f...

Al-Maliki Assassination Rumors Quashed By Television Appearence

nytimes.com | 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...

Iraq Election Results: Nouri Al-Maliki Battling Secular Challenger

AP | BEN HUBBARD AND QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — First results from Iraq's parliamentary election showed the prime minister and his secular rival locked in an extremely tight contest ...

Iraq Elections: Kurds Show Influence With Strong Turnout

guardian.co.uk | Martin Chulov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A strong turnout from Iraq's Kurds in national elections on Sunday has enhanced their status of kingmakers in forming the central government, with pre...

Iraq Election: Turnout At 55-60 Percent, Despite Attacks

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after histori...

Iraqi Elections: Politicians Vs Statesmen

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

If a national unity coalition is Iraq's best bet to prevent large-scale violence erupting, then the only hope is the emergence of statesmen who are able to leave sectarian politics at the ballot box.

Iraq Withdrawal in Danger

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Just when you thought that the fat lady was about to launch into an aria over America's exit from Iraq, the US military announced that it is drawing up contingency plans to delay the withdrawal.

Iraq's Coming Civil War?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

By alienating Sunnis and former Baathists, the DoD and Malaki's government are increasing tensions that could portend serious problems in Iraq's not-too-distant future.

Mysterious 'Saddam Channel' Hits Iraq TV

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Turning on their TVs during the long holiday weekend, Iraqis were greeted by a familiar if unexpected face from their brutal past: Sad...

Al-Maliki Asks For 'Patience' Following Deadly Baghdad Bombings

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Western-backed government – facing intense pressure to address security lapses after suicide bombings killed 127 people i...

Schumer: Success In Iraq A "50/50" Proposal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sunday's twin bombings in Iraq were the first topic of discussion on NBC's Meet The Press Sunday morning. The attacks killed at least 147 and wounded ...