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January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Other Troublespots

This publication is now archived. What are the other insurgency hotspots in Iraq?The insurgency in Iraq is continuing in many cities outside of Falluja, even as U.S. and Iraqi forces finish up a majo…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Al-Sadr’s Political Ambitions

This publication is now archived. Is Muqtada al-Sadr serious about entering Iraqi politics?Nothing is certain, but the rebellious Shiite cleric has vowed to disarm his militia, the Mahdi Army, and en…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Election Plan

This publication is now archived. Will Iraq’s January elections occur on schedule?President George W. Bush and Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi insist they will. The Iraqi government has an i…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

This publication is now archived. Who is the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani?He is the most important Shiite cleric in Iraq, where the population is about 60 percent Shiite. The reclusive, Iranian-bor…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Bremer Edicts

This publication is now archived. Does the new martial law policy solidify Iraqi control of the country?Not entirely. The new security measures Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi announced July 6 give …

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: U.N. Resolution 1546

This publication is now archived. Does the new U.N. resolution resolve questions about Iraq’s status?To an extent. Resolution 1546, passed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council June 8, declares th…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The interim government leaders

This publication is now archived. Who are the new Iraqi leaders?The members of the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG) were appointed June 1 by U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. They were selected after…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Sovereignty Issue

This publication is now archived. How much authority can Iraq’s interim government exercise?President Bush said May 24 that the interim Iraqi government taking over for U.S-led occupying authorities …

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq’s Governing Council

This publication is now archived. What is the makeup of the Iraqi Governing Council?A diverse mixture of Iraqis—including recently returned exiles, tribal leaders, women, religious Muslim conservativ…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Interim Constitution

This publication is now archived. What are the contents of Iraq’s interim constitution?The 62-article document signed March 8 is designed to provide a legal framework for the country’s transitional g…