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Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability (part 2)

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

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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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2017-11-23 Fatah

Palestinian reconciliation: Will Fatah, Hamas agreement succeed?

The two leading Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold general elections by the end of 2018. The decision is being seen by some as a milestone, since the last...

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2017-11-22 Lebanon

Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

Two weeks after he stunned everyone by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting, Saad Hariri finally returned to Beirut to tender his resignation to the country's...

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2017-11-21 Libya

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

A slave auction - in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN, confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony: that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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