Iraq

Interview

Potential 'Political Chaos' in Iraq

Ned Parker interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

As the last U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq this month, an emerging political battle among the country's top leaders has raised concerns over its stability. It underscores the difficult road ahead for the fragile democracy and potential for greater violence, says CFR's Ned Parker.

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Article

Iraq: Baghdad Without America

Author: Max Boot
Newsweek

Max Boot says that at the moment, Iraq is an uneasy mixture of good and bad, volatile and stable, healthy and diseased—a strange witches' brew that could blow up or, just possibly, turn into an elixir for the entire region.

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Audio

Media Conference Call: The End of the Iraq War

Speakers: Meghan L. O'Sullivan and Ned Parker
Presider: Gideon Rose

With the United States formally marking the end of the Iraq war, all U.S. combat troops are scheduled to withdraw by December 31. Listen to former National Security Council official Meghan O'Sullivan and correspondent Ned Parker, who reported from Iraq and has just returned from the region, together with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose discuss the road ahead for Iraq.

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Expert Roundup

Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Authors: Andrew J. Bacevich, Max Boot, Michael O'Hanlon, and Michael Ignatieff

As the U.S. military formally ends operations in Iraq, four top expert voices in the debate on the war differ over whether it merited the cost in blood, treasure, and U.S. credibility.

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