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October 26, 2016

Islamic State
The Meaning of Mosul

Iraq’s campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State and restore the Iraqi government’s authority requires coordination among numerous armed groups with competing interests.

January 9, 2013

Iraq
Difficult Times Ahead for Iraq

The government of Nouri al-Maliki faces a number of challenges in the coming year, including strong opposition from Sunnis, Kurds, and fellow Shiites, says CFR’s Meghan O’Sullivan.

November 17, 2010

Iraq
A Tenuous Deal in Iraq

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 …

October 5, 2010

Elections and Voting
Iraq’s Impasse and ’Confusing’ Politics

Despite reports of an emerging breakthrough, Iraq’s political deadlock remains unresolved and seemingly far from the compromises necessary to clear the way for a governing coalition, says expert Joos…

March 9, 2010

Elections and Voting
Beyond Iraq’s Election Day Success

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 B…

July 13, 2009

Iraq
Crisis Between Kurds and Iraqi Government Needs U.S. Mediation

Daniel P. Serwer, who served as executive director of the Baker-Hamilton Commission on Iraq, says the "serious" crisis between Kurdistan and the central Iraqi government "needs to be resolved" to som…

March 29, 2007

Iraq
Cook: Turkish-U.S. Tensions ‘Great Underreported Story of Iraq War’

Steven A. Cook, a CFR expert on Turkey, says “the great underreported story” of the Iraq war is the serious deterioration in U.S.-Turkish relations. “It has already blown up,” says Cook.

August 19, 2009

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Stake in the Afghan Election

Pakistan’s interest in the Afghan presidential elections lies in an outcome yielding a legitimate government that brings stability to Afghanistan, says CFR’s Dan Markey.

July 16, 2007

Elections and Voting
Cook: Border Crisis between Turkey, Iraq Worsens U.S.-Turkey Ties

A week away from crucial parliamentary elections in Turkey, relations between the United States and Turkey are severely strained. CFR Fellow Steven A. Cook says a recent major poll shows that “in Tur…

October 18, 2007

Democratization
Bakir: Kurdistan as a Model for Iraq

Minister Bakir says Kurds favor a political solution to cross-border tensions with Turkey, but so far, Ankara has “only considered a military operation to solve this problem.”