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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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2017-02-21 North Korea

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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2017-02-21 Assassinations

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 2)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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2017-02-20 Mosul

Mosul offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter is opening in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announces an offensive to retake the western part of...

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2017-02-20 Iraq

Mosul offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 2)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter is opening in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announces an offensive to retake the western part of...

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2017-02-15 NATO

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 1)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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