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Iraq's Elections Have Been Labeled a Success; Now What?
Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: IPS News
Iraq's parliamentary elections on Sunday generated satisfaction in Washington, but in Iraq, there is anxiety over the post-election negotiation process.
What Will Iraq's Elections Mean For the Kurds?
Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: IPS News
In the run-up to Iraq's parliamentary elections, the once-united Kurds are suffering deep fissures and are expected to lose their privileged kingmaker position after the polls.
"The Window For Diplomacy is Quickly Closing": Will Obama Impose Sanctions on Iran?
Posted on: Feb 15, 2010, Source: IPS News
The U.S. and its allies have spoken of "smart sanctions" aimed at Iran's military institutions, but doubt remains as to whether this can bring an end to Iran's nuclear program.
Disturbing Report Uncovers Torture, Indiscriminate Killing of Afghan Civilians Under Obama
Posted on: Feb 1, 2010, Source: IPS News
An investigative report by Anand Gopal paints a gruesome picture of surprise night raids by U.S. forces, as well as the killing and random detention of civilians.
Will Iraq's Upcoming Elections Bring Stability, or More Turmoil?
Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: IPS News
Increasing tensions in parts of Iraq threaten to add to the country's myriad problems as the March elections approach.
Will Iraq's Next Battle be Between the Kurds and Baghdad?
Posted on: Mar 7, 2009, Source: IPS News
The balance of power in Iraq is quickly tilting toward forces that Kurds perceive as hostile.
Does the Status of Forces Agreement Spell Doom for Kurds?
Posted on: Nov 29, 2008, Source: IPS News
Is the SOFA takes effect, Kurds could find themselves not only on the opposite side of the trench against the Iraqi army, but U.S. troops as well.
Tensions Rising Between Kurds and Iraqi Government
Posted on: Sep 30, 2008, Source: IPS News
A dispute over territory is raising fears that of ethnic clashes between Kurds and Arabs.
A Possible Deal on Kirkuk?
Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: IPS News
A breakthrough in negotiations over the fate of the oil-rich Iraqi province of Kirkuk may be in the works.
Growing Alarm Over Bush's Security Deals with Iraqi Government
Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source: IPS News
Congress has asked Bush not to sign any security deals with the Iraqi government without its approval -- but this is exactly where things are headed.
10% of Active Journalists in Iraq Were Killed in 2006
Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: IPS News
After 64 journalists were killed in Iraq in 2006, Reporters Without Borders has described the country as "the world's most dangerous" for the media.
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