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Iyad Allawi

Is Iraq on Its Way to a Civil War?

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Nuri al-Maliki has had an historic opportunity to unify Iraq and move it forward economically. He may still have time, but he must start by ending the violence and changing his own policies, including the use of authoritarian and undemocratic methods to govern.

Nouri al-Maliki Is Becoming A New Saddam, Iraqi VP Says

Foreign Policy | URI FRIEDMAN | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

Shortly before a wave of 15 bombings ripped through Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing more than 60 people, Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi wa...

Iraq: Invading Is Easier Than Leaving

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

There are remarkably few positive things to say about Iraq today. Yet the Obama administration has recently announced that the U.S. is "on target to end the combat mission." What gives?

Allawi: Still Our Safest Bet in Iraq

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

As I have been arguing since the spring parliamentary elections, however, that contest's winner -- Iyad Allawi -- is the safest bet for US efforts to stabilize Iraq, a bet that has only become safer since the elections.

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...

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.

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: 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...

Former Iraqi Prime Minister: Bush An "Utter Failure"

Reuters | Khalid al-Ansary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S.-installed Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has denounced the policies of President George W. Bush as an "utter failure" that gave rise to ...