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Iraq's security forces performed especially well during parliamentary elections but a big test looms in the months ahead as votes are counted and Iraqi factions try to form a government, says CFR's Brett McGurk.
Meghan L. O'Sullivan discusses why, in Iraq, "the process of forming a government is likely to be prolonged."
In this guide to the Iraqi elections, Foreign Policy takes a look at the manifold parties, coalitions, and sects involved, providing a comprehensive profile of each party's leadership, main constituency, power center, and history.
Meghan O'Sullivan, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Brett McGurk, International Affairs fellow in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss the upcoming March 2010 Iraqi Parliamentary elections.
CFR's Meghan O'Sullivan and Brett McGurk say the fracturing of Iraqi political coalitions make the upcoming parliamentary elections more complicated as well as a possibly healthy step in the country's evolution.
Abbas Kadhim outlines the sources of local and systemic corruption in Iraq and its effects on the nation's prospects for democracy and the rule of law.
As the United States must not abandon the thousands of Iraqis currently risking their lives to work alongside our soldiers, diplomats, and aid workers. The Obama Administration cannot wait until the final hours of the withdrawal to address this moral imperative.
Rachel Schneller says, "The massive upheaval of Iraq's population that has occurred since 2006 threatens the long-term stability of the country, regardless of short-term gains achieved through the political process or military surges."
The coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is likely to lead in the March 7 parliamentary elections, as Iraqis look for stability and security after years of conflict, says Nir Rosen, an analyst of Iraq's political scene.
Rachek Schneller explains the divisions among Shi'a Arabs in Iraq.
Ambassador Christopher Hill talks about Iraqi governance and the political and security implications of elections scheduled for early next month.
Watch Ambassador Christopher Hill talk about Iraqi governance and the political and security implications of elections scheduled for early next month.
Listen to Ambassador Christopher Hill talk about Iraqi governance and the political and security implications of elections scheduled for early next month.
Stephen Biddle discusses the perils of viewing the situation in Iraq as a "solved problem."
As Iraq's pre-election crisis deepens, Iraq analyst Reidar Visser says Washington must do more to counter the sectarian agenda emerging in Baghdad's political landscape.
Reports of Sunnis being banned from Iraq's March 7 elections are a reminder of the dangerous fault lines in Iraqi politics, which the United States can best influence with support rather than interference, says CFR's Brett McGurk.
Iraqis don't blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an uptick in violence, but that doesn't mean he'll prevail in March 7 parliamentary elections, says veteran Middle East correspondent Jane Arraf.
Richard L. Armitage discusses the differences between Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. national security and the proper use of defense, diplomacy and development.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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