Tag Archives: Sectarianism

Nussaibah Younis Interview BBC Radio Five Live

Nussaibah Younis talks about the political roots of the continuing violence in Iraq

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From Power-Sharing to Majoritarianism: Iraq’s Transitioning Political System

See my new article on Iraq’s transitioning political system in Chatham House’s set of collected essays, published to mark 10 years since the invasion of Iraq.

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Nussaibah Younis Interview on Al Jazeera English

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Nouri al-Maliki’s return would damage Iraq

Coverage of the Iranian-brokered deal between Nouri al-Maliki and Muqtada al-Sadr has focused on fears that Iranian influence is eclipsing US power in Iraq. But the threat to the US is exaggerated. Being forced to turn to Iran for help has been embarrassing for Maliki, who ran an Iraqi nationalist election campaign that distanced itself from Iran and emphasised Iraq’s sovereignty. Continue reading

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