Articles tagged with: maliki

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 17 May, 2013

Iraqi Sunni cleric calls on Anbar protesters to stand firm

BAGHDAD, Asharq Al-Awsat— Leading Iraqi Sunni cleric, Abdul Malik Al-Saadi, has accused some parties of putting pressure on the demonstrators to return to their homes before prospective negotiations with the government begins. In a public statement, Saadi said: “Some governors and directors of religious endowments, especially in Al-Anbar—using my initiative to form a committee for dialogue with the government as an excuse—are putting pressure on the preachers and protesters to end...

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James Denselow
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on : Wednesday, 10 Apr, 2013

A Test of Democracy

On a recent visit to Iraq, I found little appetite or excitement for the upcoming local elections scheduled for April 20. One taxi driver said, “They’ve only recently finished working out how to share power from the last election, and now there is another vote.” Iraq’s fledgling democracy continues to be characterized by fragility as it faces its first elections since 2010. Political violence is increasing as we head towards the vote: on April 6, a suicide bomb and grenade attack kil...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 28 Feb, 2013

Maliki Warns Syria Conflict Could Engulf Iraq

BAGHDAD/LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki warned that a victory for rebels in the Syrian civil war would create a new extremist haven and destabiliz...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 25 Jan, 2013

Sadr Movement Exit

BAGHDAD, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sadr Movement leader Moqtada Al-Sadr struck a fatal blow to the seven-member committee, tasked by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to consider th...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Monday, 21 Jan, 2013

Maliki’s Damascene Affair

While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is in no position to refuse Tehran, his own power calculations have driven a continued relationship with Damascus, even twenty-one mo...

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Amy Myers Jaffe and Keily Miller
on : Thursday, 17 May, 2012

The Spoils of Oil

It has long been speculated that oil can be a driver for civil conflict, and one needs to look no further for evidence than the sectarian power politics now playing out in Iraq...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 10 Feb, 2012

Expect the Worse

The Maliki Dilemma The National Interest 1 February 2012 Kenneth M.Pollack There may be new hope for stability in Iraq’s political future with the recent changes in ...

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Roshan Kasem
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on : Thursday, 2 Feb, 2012

A Blessing in Disguise

The Vice President of Iraq, Tareq Al-Hashemi, has been the focus of a political storm in Iraq for more than a month. Accusations—made by his political rivals—that Hashemi o...

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Koshan Ali Khidhir
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on : Saturday, 24 Dec, 2011

The Kurdish Sun Rises

The current turmoil engulfing the government of Iraq has put on full display the political might and critical influence of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. Freque...

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on : Friday, 23 Dec, 2011

What is Really Going on in Iraq?

This week’s coordinated bombings in Baghdad are only the latest instance of growing sectarian tension in Iraq. The competition is at the very heart of Iraq's government, betw...

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