Deadly bombings sweep Iraq after army shelling in Fallujah
A series of bombings in Iraq have killed 14 people a day after army shelling killed 11 civilians and gunmen in the militant-held city of Fallujah. Police officials said the deadliest of Saturday's attacks happened in the afternoon when a suicide bomber ...
Attacks, fighting engulf Iraq
Bombings kill 19 people in Iraq; shelling kills 11
Dozens Killed in Iraq
Iraq, three years after US withdrawal
The Week Magazine
It's extremely grim. When U.S. soldiers withdrew in 2011, President Obama boasted they were "leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq." Three years later, the country is under the thumb of an authoritarian ruler, riddled with ...
Without US troops, Afghanistan, like Iraq, could descend into chaos
Man Confesses to Killing US Soldier in Iraq
A man in Iraqi custody has confessed to killing a U.S. soldier whose remains were found in 2008, four years after he was kidnapped by insurgents and a video showed him surrounded by armed captors, an Army spokeswoman told The Associated Press on ...
Matt Maupin, 20, was kidnapped by insurgents in 2004 and was seen ...
Iraq and the US model for conquered territories
I had been warned about every possible difficulty – except one thing: that the female guards frisking you at this frontier of American diplomacy are not like their colleagues in Iraq's Security Service. They have learned to act like the heroines in ...
Attacks in Iraq, Including Cafe Bombing, Kill 15
A series of attacks in Iraq, including a bomb blast at a cafe in a Baghdad suburb, killed 15 people on Thursday, Iraqi officials said. The deadliest of the day's attacks was the cafe bombing, which struck in the evening hours inside a small cafe in the ...
Iraq launches large-scale offensive in Falluja
Body Recount in Iraq
Officials in Iraq say 2 bombings kill 11 people north of the capital, Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Authorities in Iraq say two bombings, including a suicide attack at a security checkpoint, have killed 11 people north of the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say the deadliest attack happened Saturday afternoon when a suicide bomber drove ...
Beyond Conflict: Iraq's Energy Sector Targets Jobs and Prosperity
World Bank Group
The recent spike in violence around the elections in Iraq is a stark reminder of the country's ongoing fragility. A series of attacks in the last week have resulted in almost one hundred deaths. These staggering numbers give a sense of the immense ...
IRAQ POTENTIALLY TURKEY'S BIGGEST ENERGY PARTNER
Why Iraq Is Moving Closer to Full-Scale Sectarian War
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Initial reports of high turnout and relative security during Iraq's parliamentary elections have buoyed optimism that things might not be so bad there after all. Unfortunately, a smooth election and even the formation of a new government are not likely ...
Dozens dead in continuing Iraq violence
Saving Iraq Needs Greater US Engagement
Iraq Election Sets Stage for Protracted Civil Strife
Iraq's Hakim may become a reluctant kingmaker
Ammar al-Hakim is a name that casts a long shadow over Iraq's political class. The 43-year-old head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) is regarded as a kingmaker by many. To form a government in Iraq you need his blessing. But how did this ...
The Majalla Magazine
Shia v Shia
The Economist (blog)
AS THE ballots are counted following the election on April 30th, Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, is plainly determined to cobble together a broad enough coalition to stay in office. In the past he has consolidated power mainly at the expense of ...
Hakim calls for return of Iraq's National Alliance
Iraq off the Agenda
Addressing Iraq's sectarian divide