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Nussaibah Younis Interview BBC Radio Five Live

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

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Time to Get Tough on Iraq

Published by the New York Times THE next president of the United States must fundamentally reassess America‚Äôs broken relationship with Iraq. Under two American presidents now, the regime of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has operated in an atmosphere of immunity … Continue reading

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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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