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Iraqi Politics

Official: Ruling That Could Allow Iraq PM To Retain Post Problematic

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

(Adds details) BAGHDAD, Aug 11 (Reuters) - A decision by Iraq's highest court that could pave the way for Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri ...

Iraq's Troubles Grow As Maliki Digs In

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the...

Iraq's Troubles Grow As Maliki Digs In

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

* Maliki's special forces deploy in Baghdad after defiant speech * Shi'ite militias step up patrols * France echoes U.S...

Iraqi PM To File Legal Complaint Against Newly Elected President

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his struggle to keep his job to the courts after announcing he will file a l...

The Real Reason Why Obama Is Shying Away From Airstrikes in Iraq

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

When combining Maliki's spotty record as a leader and his dismal rating since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal, you can see why the president may have concluded that sending in the jets and drones is a less desirable that it once was.

How Is the Iraqi Government Doing as of 2012?

Quora | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Wael Al Sallami, Iraqi Rubyist, CS grad student at TAMU Let me break it down to a few key areas:Pow...

Iraq: The Elections Are Over, But Our Job Is Not Finished

Tucker Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tucker Reed

The elections in Iraq this week were without question critical in efforts to maintain progress there. But elections alone will be enough to sustain the country's fledgling democracy.