Iraq: the fire next time

Blanche, Ed
November 2009
Middle East;Nov2009, Issue 405, p14
The article reports on the political turmoil happening after the U.S. withdrew its troops from Iraq. It mentions that the all-Shi'ite coalition United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), led by Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, had fallen apart in August 2009. It states that Maliki is struggling for his political survival whose outcome would have a great impact on the geopolitical structure of the region. It adds that the withdrawal of the troops has added burden on the national security of Iraq's forces.


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