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...
*Riyadh trains Syrian rebels, praised new Iraq govt. RIYADH, Sept 17- In its war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria the United States wants strong public support from Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and champion of Arab Sunni Muslims.
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.
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.
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.
NBC's Duncan Golestani reports on the growing unrest in Iraq as refugees flee ISIS and political instability deepens.
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.
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.
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.
Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, and Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, discuss the ongoing crisis in Iraq, and President Obama's next move.
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.
The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.