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  • SPECIAL REPORT-How Exxon helped make Iraqi Kurdistan Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    LONDON/ ARBIL, Dec 3- In January 2011, Exxon hired one of the best connected men in Iraq: Ali Khedery, an American of Iraqi descent who had served in Baghdad as a special assistant to five U.S. ambassadors and a senior adviser to three U.S. generals. "We will see a rise in violence and a total paralysis in Baghdad," he recalled saying. He suggested an alternative: Kurdistan, a...

  • Solutions for Iraq   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Solutions for Iraq

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), shares his thoughts on the growing political unrest in Iraq and the likelihood of the U.S. "sending boots on the ground" to quell the unrest.

  • America to the rescue in Iraq?   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    America to the rescue in Iraq?

    NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports Kurdish forces and ISIS militants continue to fight in northern Iraq and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending new assessment team members there to see where the U.S. can help Iraqis.

  • Tensions rise in Iraq   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Members of Peshmerga forces in action during the clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 10, 2014 in Mosul, Iraq. Peshmerga forces have entered Iraq’s northern town of Makhmur, repelling Islamic State militants.

    Erika Solomon, The Financial Times reporter, has the latest details on political turmoil in Baghdad as signs surface that Nouri al-Maliki will step down and Haider al-Ibadi will take over as prime minister.

  • Violence erupts in Baghdad   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    Violence erupts in Baghdad

    NBC's Duncan Golestani reports on the growing unrest in Iraq as refugees flee ISIS and political instability deepens.

  • Real risk of coup in Iraq: Expert   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    Real risk of coup in Iraq: Expert

    David Phillips, Columbia University, shares his thoughts on Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki's refusal to step down as prime minister, and weighs in on what the Obama administration needs to do to turn the tide against terrorism in Iraq.

  • What's Iraqi end game?   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:16 AM ET
    What's Iraqi end game?

    Lawrence Korb, American Progress senior fellow, and Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, share their thoughts on American foreign policy in Iraq and the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Obama pledges to support new Iraqi government Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    President Barack Obama pledged to support Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and newly nominated prime minister-designate Haider Abadi.

  • Haider al-Abadi chosen Iraq Prime Minister: Report

    NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports the Iraqi parliament has chosen deputy speaker Haider al-Abadi to become Prime Minister as current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will not give up power willingly.

  • Airstrikes continue against ISIS   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    Airstrikes continue against ISIS

    Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, and Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, discuss the ongoing crisis in Iraq, and President Obama's next move.

  • Iraq's Maliki refuses to step down   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Iraq's Maliki refuses to step down

    NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports the latest details on the growing crisis in Iraq as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announces he will not allow the newly-elected president to take over, as the U.S. steps up airstrikes against militant group ISIS.

  • Why US advisors are doomed to fail in Iraq Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.