February 3-10, 2012. Iraqiyya Ends Boycott of Council of Ministers, National Conference Picks Up Momentum, Judiciary Issues Warrants for Parliamentarians.
United States policy today is focused on maintaining the status quo in Iraq, offering unqualified support for Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in the name of stability. But the status quo is inherently unstable.
More than 400 people have died in Iraq since the U.S. withdrawal in mid-December. Coupled with the political struggles that broke out days after U.S. troops departed, Iraq’s worsening instability leaves little hope for developments that could augur an end to the crisis.
January 28-February 3, 2012. Iraqiyya Returns to Parliament, Three Options to Resolve the Mutlaq Case, Some Positive Signs for National Conference.
This fact sheet provides information on Ali Mussa Daqduq, a senior member of Lebanese Hezbollah who has worked closely with Iraqi Shi’a militant groups to conduct attacks against the United States.
January 20-27, 2012. Iraqiyya Contemplates Next Move, Turkey-Iraq Rift Continues, National Conference Initiative Loses Momentum.
January 14-20, 2012. Iraqiyya Continues Boycott, Maliki Continues Efforts Against Hashemi and Mutlaq, Efforts Continue to Form National Conference.
Last week, a troubling political crisis emerged in Baghdad that has placed Iraq on a worrisome path that could potentially unravel and threaten its stability.
January 1-13, 2012. Kurds Walk Out of Parliament Session in Protest, Debate to Form National Conference Continues, Hashemi Wants Relocation of Court Trial.