iraq elections

Sadr has led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to distance himself from Iran.
Abadi is a low-key figure who spent time in Britain. According to his Facebook biography, his favorite quotation is "the
Is Iraq sliding into another dictatorship -- or all-out civil war -- under Nuri al-Maliki?
Despite his failure to heal the country's stark sectarian divides, Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is nearly guaranteed a third term at the helm after the latest elections.
"This law means humiliation for women and for Iraqis in general. It is a disaster not just for women but for children," al
On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft, talks about the challenges for U.S. diplomacy in the country amid continuing violence and political dysfunction.
Al-Maliki has until Saturday to present his Cabinet under a 30-day deadline imposed by Iraq's constitution. If he does not
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.
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.
Washington's surprise at the dubious post-election goings-on in Iraq is more noteworthy than what is causing it. Surprise itself is symptomatic of a misplaced optimism about the country's future.
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.
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.
Initial analysis of the Iraqi elections has been confined to the over-simplistic dichotomy of failure or success. However, there is another direction that Iraqi politics might take -- and for that we should be looking at Beirut in order to understand Baghdad.
As events in Iraq show, leaders can both manipulate identities and be constrained by them.
Allawi told cheering supporters at his Baghdad headquarters he wants to help build a stable region that would help "achieve
In the case of Ahmed Chalabi, we saw an unelected power broker, not even a U.S. citizen, exerting enormous influence over our decision to go to war. That he's now said to be influenced by Iran comes as no surprise.
Flanked by his national security team, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki went on television Sunday night and praised Iraq's
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.
As an Iraqi, I am proud of what my people achieved last weekend. Following disappointing elections in Afghanistan and controversial ones in Iran, we showed that Iraq's trajectory beams on a different path.
A strong turnout from Iraq's Kurds in national elections on Sunday has enhanced their status of kingmakers in forming the