Iraq in Pieces

Khedery, Ali
November 2015
Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p33
The article discusses the social instability in Iraq from the U.S. 2003 invasion through 2015, including the Sunni Muslim terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS's) sectarian violence against Shiite militias in the country. An overview of politics and government in Iraq, including the authoritarianism of the former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the rule of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, protests against government corruption in July 2015 and the influence that Iran has on the Iraqi government, is provided.


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