We focus on the crisis in Iraq, with divisions deep and ISIS militants still on the offensive. On the political front, Iraq’s president has snubbed the much-criticised incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and asked another man, Haidar al-Abadi, to take over that job and form a new unity government. We take a look at what this all means for the country and the region.
Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, Leiden University
Luay J. AL-KHATTEEB
Director, Iraq Energy Institute (IEI); Advisor, The Federal Parliament of Iraq