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How Maliki Broke Iraqposted on August 14, 2014
In Politico Magazine, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey outlines the causes and consequences of Nuri al-Maliki’s tenure as Prime Minister of Iraq. “Unlike some of his contemporaries in the Shia Dawa religious party/underground movement, he was never able to overcome his conspiratorial roots, understand other groups or appreciate the Western values America sought to implement in Iraq,” Jeffrey writes. Now, as Iraq is split again by sectarian divisions, Jeffrey argues that it is up to Maliki to responsibly yield power, and up to the U.S to support the country in his aftermath.