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WSJ: The New Cold War

Authors: Bill Spindle and Margaret Coker

Bill Spindle and Margaret Coker explore the historical divides between Iraq and Saudi Arabia and demonstrate how recent uprisings in the region have heightened tensions between the two countries.

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First Take

What Sadr's Return Means for Iraq

Author: Mohamad Bazzi

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's return to Iraq after self-imposed exile in Iran bolsters voices that want all U.S. troops out by the end of 2011 and marks the transition of his group from a militia to a powerful political force, says CFR's Mohamad Bazzi.

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Interview

A Tenuous Deal in Iraq

Charles W. Dunne interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Despite a walkout by political leader Ayad Allawi, the Iraq power-sharing deal can hold if Prime Minister Maliki keeps his word and if the formation of a new government stir up frictions among rival blocs, says Iraq expert Charles W. Dunne.

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