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Maliki’s Bid to Keep Power in Iraq Seems to Collape

Maliki is demanding immunity from prosecution when leaving office.

Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s defiant fight to retain power in Iraqappeared to collapse on Tuesday after his former backers in Iran, the military and his own party all signaled that he could no longer expect their support. He issued a statement saying that the security forces, which he had deployed around the capital …

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Let Sunnis Defeat Iraq’s Militants

rafe alessawi

THE situation in Iraq today is perilous, particularly for Sunni Muslim Arabs. Their prospects for inclusion in Iraq’s government and fair treatment from it have been declining since 2010, when Iraqiyya, the nonsectarian coalition to which we belonged, drew more votes than any other parliamentary bloc but was denied a …

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