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  • Who's who in Iraq after the US exit?

    The US troop surge in 2007 helped quiet Iraq's bloody civil war. But it failed to deliver on what US officials and officers said was crucial for Iraq's future at the time: sectarian reconciliation. Rather than forging a new national identity out of the horrors of Iraq's war, Iraq's Shiite and Sunni Arabs and ethnic Kurds sullenly retreated to their own sectarian corners, and the country's political parties remain vehicles for ethnic or sectarian interests. The next year is probably going to be the most crucial for determining the future of Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003, as Iraq's various political factions compete for power and influence without foreign troops getting in the way. Here are a few of the major players.
    12/28/2011 10:32 am

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  • Terrorism & Security In first month after US exit, Iraq's sectarian clashes have killed 170

    A series of bombings hit Baghdad today, killing 14. The violence in Iraq has claimed 170 lives already this year. 

  • Iraq's Maliki accused of jailing, torturing opponents

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was accused by former prime minister and rival Ayad Allawi of using the security services to torture members of opposition groups into giving false confessions.

  • Who's who in Iraq after the US exit?

    The US troop surge in 2007 helped quiet Iraq's bloody civil war. But it failed to deliver on what US officials and officers said was crucial for Iraq's future at the time: sectarian reconciliation. Rather than forging a new national identity out of the horrors of Iraq's war, Iraq's Shiite and Sunni Arabs and ethnic Kurds sullenly retreated to their own sectarian corners, and the country's political parties remain vehicles for ethnic or sectarian interests. The next year is probably going to be the most crucial for determining the future of Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003, as Iraq's various political factions compete for power and influence without foreign troops getting in the way. Here are a few of the major players.
    12/28/2011 10:32 am

  • Backchannels Iraq's Sunni-Shiite tensions have long been building

    A trawl through US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks this year shows growing alarm over Iraq's political divides.
    12/22/2011 11:11 am

  • Backchannels With US gone, Iraq's Maliki is setting the board for a power grab

    Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has wasted little time since the US departure, with politically motivated terrorism charges against his Sunni vice president and moves to oust other opponents from the government.
    12/21/2011 02:52 pm

  • Backchannels Could Iraq descend into a civil war again? (VIDEO)

    The scars of Iraq's painful bloodletting are deep, and a powerful disincentive against a return to open warfare. But Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is moving against Sunni Arabs, his political enemies.
    12/20/2011 02:00 pm

  • As US troops exit Iraq, Maliki moves against Sunni rivals

    Iraq's Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, briefly arrested the Sunni vice president yesterday and has urged a vote of no confidence against the Sunni deputy premier.
    12/19/2011 09:36 am

  • Opinion Iraq after US pullout – not a doomsday scenario

    President Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today in Washington to discuss the US-Iraq relationship after the final US combat troop pullout this December. Worried pundits foresee the return of rampant terrorism and insurgency, and an Iranian takeover. They're wrong.
    12/12/2011 03:37 pm

  • Cover Story Iraq after the US: Will it survive? (video)

    Iraqis harbor anger, deep concerns – and some optimism – as American troops withdraw after nearly nine years of war and occupation. 
    12/10/2011 12:45 pm

  • Backchannels Yes, the Iraq drawdown is really happening

    That the Obama administration has plans to drawn down to a tiny force in Iraq shouldn't be a surprise. The Iraqis haven't (yet) given America permission to stay.
    09/07/2011 11:44 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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