Iraq: A Compromise PM?

Rachel Schneller interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Iraq's political standoff may be resolved with a compromise candidate, says CFR's Rachel Schneller. But it won't happen according to a U.S. timetable. And it shouldn't affect U.S. plans to withdraw combat troops this summer.

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First Take

Iraq's Gathering Political Clouds

Author: Brett H. McGurk

A judicial ruling in Iraq could delay the formation of a new government until the fall, increasing the risk of a planned U.S. drawdown of troops by the end of August, says CFR's Brett McGurk.

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The Eclipse of the Sunnis (Audio)

Speaker: Deborah Amos
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to NPR's Foreign Correspondent Deborah Amos discuss her new book Eclipse of the Sunnis, about the forced migration of the Sunnis from Iraq following the outbreak of sectarian violence in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion of the country, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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Expert Brief

Iraq: Struggling Through 'Highest Risk' Window

Author: Brett H. McGurk

The U.S. should consider postponing its planned August pullout from Iraq for several months to help maintain stability as post-election political jockeying and opportunistic violence by al-Qaeda in Iraq play themselves out, writes CFR Iraq expert Brett McGurk.

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