Iraq continues its slide towards widespread violence. Over the weekend, the Iraqi government has issued an ultimatum to anti-government protesters following an attack in Anbar province that left five soldiers dead.
On April 20th, Iraq will hold its third provincial elections since 2005. There are 447 open seats nationwide, and competition for them is fierce. Previous elections illustrate that winning provincial seats can reverberate on the national level.
February 8th, 2013
ISW President Kimberly Kagan argues Iraq teeters on the brink of renewed insurgency and, potentially, civil war in the Washington Post.
2013 Iraq Weekly Update #4c: Iraq Moves Toward Civil War
January 26, 2013
By Marisa Sullivan
January 31, 2013
The Iraqi Army’s fatal shooting of eight anti-government protesters in Fallujah on Friday, January 25, has increased fears that violence will escalate further.
Mapping the Iraq Protests: Week 4
January 12 – January 17, 2013
By Sam Wyer
Protests heighten political crisis
By Sam Wyer and Marisa Sullivan
These maps depict the anti-government and pro-government protests in Iraq from December 21, 2012 - January 11, 2013.