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  • *Riyadh seeks strong Sunni representation in Iraq government. The Al Saud have long seen the conflicts in Iraq and Syria as a pivotal battle for the future of the Middle East, pitting Sunni Muslims against a radical, revolutionary, Shi'ite Iran.

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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • *Kurds in Turkey seek greater autonomy, not independence. ISTANBUL, July 9- What has long been a dream for the Middle East's Kurds, an independent state, is within reach in Iraq, but Turkey's Kurds, wearied by a 30- year conflict with Ankara, see a brighter future at home, where negotiations could deliver the rights they have fought for.

  • Iraq is latest battle in US-Russia proxy Cold War Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 9:07 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 Russian military stepped in to bolster the Iraqi government, again outmaneuvering the United States. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Iraq's plea to Obama: Send jets to bomb militants Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:39 AM ET
    A U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate signals to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the South China Sea

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said American airstrikes were needed "to break the morale" of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.