Budget Crisis

Iraq's Recurring Political Crisis

The unilateral moves taken by Maliki’s Shi’a-dominated government against the public faces of Iraq’s Sunni community were unprecedented, sparking a new political crisis that has put the country’s long-term unity and stability at risk. Given the number of red-lines crossed by the government, Iraq has entered a new era of post-Saddam politics.

Balancing Maliki

Iraq’s political map has changed dramatically since the Provincial Elections with the emergence of new national coalitions.