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Wave Of Car Bombings Kill 14 In Baghdad

AP | By SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- A wave of car bombings hit the Iraq capital on Tuesday, killing 14 people and wounding more than 70 as violence surges in the country amid ...

Another Score: Joe Biden and Ad Melkert Deliver on Iraq

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Not only has the Obama/Biden administration delivered on DADT, a tax deal compromise, and most likely on New START, but also on Iraq. There's more to do -- but this is not bad for the tally card.

Iraqnophobia: The Political Tornado of American and Iranian Influence in Iraq's Parliament

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Kane

While combat operations may be coming to an end in Iraq, the political three-way chess match between Iraq, Iran and the United States may be just beginning.

Making Sense of Iraq's Political Deadlock

Federico Manfredi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Federico Manfredi

The prospects for a speedy resolution of Iraq's political deadlock do not look bright, particularly if we keep in mind the track record of similar political stalemates in the region.

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...

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.

Tehran's Strategic Defeat in Iraq

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The triumph of the cross-sectarian and nationalist Iraqiya list, headed by former PM Ayad Allawi, represents a major threat to the ambitious agenda of the regime in neighboring Iran.

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 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 ...

Rohrabacher Berates Iraqis: Be More Grateful!

The Nation | Eric Naing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight met today to discuss issues of sovereignty and stability in Iraq ran...

By McCain's Measure, the Surge Failed
(Just Ask an Iraqi Leader)

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Critics may quibble with John McCain's definition of the surge in Iraq -- a little bit this, a little bit that. But to go after McCain on his definit...

Seth Colter Walls

Exclusive: Former Iraqi PM Allawi To Testify To Congress Wednesday

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Bill Delahunt tells the Huffington Post that next Wednesday, his Foreign Affairs subcommittee will hear testimony from for...