Government of Iraq

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.

Opinion-Does the U.S. Have a Plan for Iraq?

The New York Times-Room for Debate Blog
Date Published: 
2012-02-10 00:00:00

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.