Iraq

Interview

Pre-Elections, Iraqis Crave Stability

Nir Rosen interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

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.

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Interview

Iraqi Politics: Uncertainty Ahead

Jane Arraf interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

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.

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Interview

Security and Politics Collide in Iraq

Sam Parker interviewed by Greg Bruno

The recent spate of bombings in Baghdad is testing the U.S. commitment to withdrawal, and Iraqi political leaders' ability to maintain their grip on power, says expert Sam Parker.

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Op-Ed

As We Stand Down, Can They Stand Up?

Author: Max Boot
Weekly Standard

"Despite the headlines about bombings in Baghdad, the situation has improved immeasurably," writes Max Boot, referring to the better security in Iraq on his most recent trip. Nevertheless, he cautions that, "there is no room to be complacent," as there is much work yet to be done.

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