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A Test of Democracy

On a recent visit to Iraq, I found little appetite or excitement for the upcoming local elections scheduled for April …

Maliki’s Damascene Affair

While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is in no position to refuse Tehran, his own power calculations have driven a …

A Blessing in Disguise

The Vice President of Iraq, Tareq Al-Hashemi, has been the focus of a political storm in Iraq for more than …

What is Really Going on in Iraq?

This week’s coordinated bombings in Baghdad are only the latest instance of growing sectarian tension in Iraq. The competition is …

Bloody Investment

The sheer size of the US Embassy in Baghdad says a lot about Washington’s intentions for the country. It is …