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Issue Guide: Iraq

Prepared by: Caroline Friedman
October 31, 2008


Although Iraq has achieved a modicum of stability over the past year, the country will continue to encase a various array of regional, domestic, and terror-related problems for perhaps years to come. The next president will face very difficult questions over the future of Iraq and US forces. Below is a compilation of analyses and information from and CFR experts.

U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement:

Surge Tactics and Military Strategy:

Regional Issues:

Iraqi Budget and Economy:

Democratic Challenges:

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Iraq Must Not Come Apart

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
New York Times

Federalism or decentralized power-sharing is still the only hope for a stable peace in Iraq—as it was when Biden and I wrote in 2006—but not...