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Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability

The last time Iraqis went to the polls was in 2010, during the run-up to the departure of US-led forces. This time, they're long gone and sectarian violence is at its worst since 2008. Traffic was banned on election day to prevent car bombings. Voting was almost non-existent in mostly Sunni Anbar province where jihadists have capitalised on simmering anger with Baghdad's authorities. So what's left of Iraq and its democracy? After Saddam Hussein, have the US and UK washed their hands of Iraq?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Régis LE SOMMIER

Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

Iraqi Writer and Political Analyst

Hadeel AL SAYEGH

Senior reporter for The National, United Arab Emirates

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. We're in the thick of the world's most famous festival which is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings,...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 1)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. We're in the thick of the world's most famous festival which is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings,...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-22 Donald Trump

Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia, Trump visits Israel

Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit Jerusalem's Wailing Wall but he's also tempered talk of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, welcomed the Palestinian...

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