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.
Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations
Luay J. al-KHATTEEB
Director, Iraq Energy Institute (IEI); Advisor, The Federal Parliament of Iraq