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Secrets of Iraq's Death Chamber
Robert Fisk. The Independent, 07 October 2008.

Iraq's Baath Party Looks to a Final Showdown with the Baghdad Government
Pascale Combelles Siegel. Jamestown Foundation, 03 October 2008.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 02 October 2008 (.pdf file).

Reconciliation Strategies in Iraq
David A. Steele. U.S. Institute of Peace, October 2008 (.pdf file).

The Importance of Iraq's Provincial Elections
Nazar Janabi. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 26 September 2008.

Iraq: Politics, Elections and Benchmarks
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 25 September 2008 (.pdf file).

Transferring Provinces to Iraqi Control
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 02 September 2008 (.pdf file).

Federalism, Not Partition
Mowaffak al-Rubaie. Washington Post, 18 January 2008.

Better Data Needed to Assess Iraq's Budget Execution
Government Accountability Office, 15 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Domestic and Regional Politics Delay U.S.-Iraqi Security Agreement
Nazar Janabi. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 19 June 2008.

Iraq after the Surge II: The Need for a New Political Strategy
International Crisis Group, 30 April 2008 (.pdf file).

Sunni Forces Losing Patience With U.S.
Sudarsan Raghavan and Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 28 February 2008.

U.N. to Help Organize Iraqi Elections Set for October
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 15 February 2008.

Thousands of New Prisoners Overwhelm Iraqi System
Solomon Moore. The New York Times, 14 February 2008.

Ending Impasse, Iraq Parliament Backs Measures
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 14 February 2008.

Creating a Stable and Secure 'Iraqracy'
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 14 February 2008 (.pdf file).

The Law on the Powers of the Governorates Is Passed after Significant Cross-Sectarian Cooperation in the Iraqi Parliament
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 14 February 2008.

MPs to Az-Zaman: We Demand Referendum over Relations with US
Mideast Wire, 05 February 2008.

Maliki Rises From the Ashes
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 12 February 2008.

The Law on the Powers of Governorates Not Organised in a Region
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 11 February 2008.

Iraqi Govt Faces Collapse Over Budget Row - Speaker
Ahmed Rasheed. Reuters, 11 February 2008.

Iraqi Divisions, US Strategy Undermine Political Progress
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 10 February 2008.

What 'Mrs Smith' Didn't See in Iraq
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 09 February 2008.

Iraqi Parliament Debates Split of Power and Money
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 08 February 2008.

Iraqi De-Baathification Law May Force Some Key Officials Out
Steve Lannen and Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 03 February 2008.

The State of the (Iraqi) Union
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 30 January 2008.

Iraq: Politics Unfrozen, Direction Still Unclear
By Daniel Serwer and Rend al-Rahim. U.S. Institute of Peace, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Iraq's No. 1 Problem
Bing West and Max Boot. Los Angeles Times, 28 January 2008.

U.S. Asking Iraq for Wide Rights on War
Thom Shanker and Steven Lee Myers. The New York Times, 25 January 2008.

Iraq Benchmark Report Card: 3 of 18 Accomplished
Center for American Progress, 24 January 2008.

Iraq Seeks Sharply Reduced U.S. Military Role
NBC News and MSNBC, 24 January 2008.

Iraqi Flag Changes, but Not Sectarian Distrust
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 23 January 2008.

The Farce of Sovereignty
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 23 January 2008.

She's Making a Difference in Iraq
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 23 January 2008.

Iraq's New 'Accountability and Justice' Law
International Center for Transitional Justice, 22 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Translation of Iraq's Accountabiluty and Justice Law
Translation by the International Center for Transitional Justice (.pdf file).

Federalism, Not Partition
Mowaffak al-Rubaie. Washington Post, 18 January 2008.

State Dept. Official Disputes Iraq Report
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 17 Janury 2008.

Iraqi Spending to Rebuild Has Slowed, Report Says
James Glanz. The New York Times, 16 January 2008. (See report below).

Better Data Needed to Assess Iraq's Budget Execution
Government Accountability Office, 15 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Nationalists Stirring in Iraq
Robert Dreyfuss. The Nation, 16 January 2008.

US Sets Timetable to Hand Over Iraq's Largest Province
Ben Sheppard. Agence France-Presse, 15 January 2008.

Iraqi Opposition Alliance Threatens Government
Damien McElroy. The Telegraph, UK, 14 January 2008.

Iraqi Political Factions Jointly Pressure Kurds
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 14 January 2008.

Ex-Baathists Get a Break. Or Do They?
Solomon Moore. The New York Times, 14 January 2008.

Iraq Eases Curb on Ex-Officials of Baath Party
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Steven Lee Myers. The New York Times, 13 January 2008.

US Could Hand Over Iraq's Anbar in March-April
Peter Graff. Reuters, 11 January 2008.

Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 10 January 2008 (.pdf file).

A Surge Against Maliki
David Ignatius. Washington Post, 09 January 2008.

Suicide Bomber Kills Key Sunni Leader
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Mudhafer al-Husaini. The New York Times, 08 January 2008.

Iraq Needs a 'Political Surge'
Yahia Said. International Herald Tribune, 07 January 2008.

Government Formation and Benchmarks
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 07 January 2008 (.pdf file).

A Slap in the Face for Parliament
Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 04 January 2008.

An Iraqi Solution for Iraq
The Boston Globe, 27 December 2007.

U.S. Presses for Iraqi Self-Sufficiency
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 26 December 2007.

All Iraqi Groups Blame U.S. Invasion for Discord, Study Shows
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 19 December 2007.

Political Progress in Iraq During the Surge
Rend al-Rahim Francke. U.S. Institute of Peace, 19 December 2007 (.pd file).

The Extension of the United Nations Mandate for Iraq: What Role for the Iraqi Parliament?
Kenneth Katzman. Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 19 December 2007.

The Extension of the UN Mandate for Iraq: Is the Iraqi Parliament Being Ignored?
Raed Jarrar. Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 19 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Here's the Surge Iraq Needs
Christopher Kojm. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 December 2007.

British Forces to Hand Over Security Control for Basra to Iraqi Government
Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 December 2007.

Kurdish-Sunni Accord Gives Kirkuk a Chance at Reconciliation
Ramzy Mardini. Jamestown Foundation, 11 December 2007.

Iraq's Civil Resistance
Bill Weinberg. The Nation, 11 December 2007. Posted on the AlterNet website.

Political Reconciliation, Not Military Progress, Key in Iraq
Bernard I. Finel. American Security Project, 02 August 2007. Posted on 10 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq's Hardline Baathists Prefer to Stay in the Shadows
Agence France-Presse, 09 December 2007.

A Calmer Iraq: Fragile, and Possibly Fleeting
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 05 December 2007.

Iraq Urges Refugees To Stay Put
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 05 December 2007.

A Plan for Post-Surge Iraq
By Abbas Kadhim. Strategic Insights, 05 December 2007.

U.S. Urges Iraq to Take Advantage of Lull
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 03 December 2007.

Warlords Replace Army in Basra
Ben Russell. The Independent, 03 December 2007.

Sunni Bloc Ends Boycott of Iraqi Parliament
Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 03 December 2007.

Nonstop Theft and Bribery Stagger Iraq
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 02 December 2007.

U.S. 'Declaration' a Setback for Maliki
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 01 December 2007.

Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 30 November 2007.

Iraq MPs Block Maliki Nominees for Cabinet Posts
Waleed Ibrahim. Reuters, 29 November 2007.

U.S. Sponsorship of Sunni Groups Worries Iraq's Government
Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 29 November 2007.

Iraqi Lawmakers Protest US Guards
Ann M. Simmons. Los Angeles Times, 29 November 2007.

Iraq Politicians Oppose US Pact
BBC News, 27 November 2007.

Even More Good News for Maliki
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 27 November 2007.

Iraq's Uncertain Oil And Political Prospects
Issam Chalabi. Middle East Economic Survey, 26 November 2007.

U.S. Scales Back Political Goals for Iraqi Unity
Steven Lee Myers and Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 25 November 2007.

U.S. State Dept: Shi'ite-Led Govt Larger Threat than al-Qaeda
Eric Garris. Antiwar.com, 24 November 2007. (See report below).

Iraq Weekly Status Report
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, 21 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Maliki's Public Feud with Sunni Official Highlights Iraq's Divisions
Bobby Caina Calvan. McClatchy Newspapers, 22 November 2007.

Iraq: Toward National Reconciliation, or a Warlord State?
Jim Lobe. Inter Press Service, 21 November 2007.

Al-Maliki Warns That Federal Regions Could Lead to Iraq Breakup, Strife
The Associated Press, 20 November 2007.

U.S. Prods Iraq to Act during Drop in Violence
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 20 November 2007.

Iraq Takes Hard Stance in Shooting by Security Guards
Doug Smith. Los Angeles Times, 20 November 2007.

Where Are Iraq's Leaders?
David Rivkin and Brian Katulis. Los Angeles Times, 15 November 2007.

Shiite Politics in Iraq: The Role of the Supreme Council
International Crisis Group, 15 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Dubious Progress in Iraq
Nicholas Berry. Foreign Policy Forum, 15 November 2007.

Muqtada Moves To Stop a Sunni 'Surge'
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 16 November 2007.

Iraqis Wasting An Opportunity, U.S. Officers Say
Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 15 November 2007.

Chalabi Returns to Prominence and Power
Christian Berthelsen. The Los Angeles Times, 12 November 2007.

Iraqi Government to UN: 'Don't Extend Mandate for Bush's Occupation'
Joshua Holland and Raed Jarrar. AlterNet, 09 November 2007.

Iraq Plans to Confront Security Firms on Guns
James Glanz. The New York Times, 08 November 2007.

Iraq Again Mulls Amnesty Plan
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 03 November 2007.

How Iraq's Elections Set Back Democracy
Ayad Allawi. The New York Times, 02 November 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 31 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Backing an Iraqi Leader Again, This Time for a Fee
Elisabeth Bumiller. The New York Times, 29 October 2007.

Chalabi Back in Action in Iraq
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 28 October 2007.

U.S. Faults Its Bid to Replace Iraq's Accounting System
James Glanz and Andrew E. Kramer. The New York Times, 25 October 2007. (See SIGIR report below).

Interim Report on Efforts and Further Actions Needed to Implement a Financial Management System in Iraq
Glenn Furbish. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 24 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Agency Management of the Closeout Process for Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund Contracts
Glenn Furbish. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 24 October 2007 (.pdf file).

An Iraqi Parade Against al-Qaeda
Darrin Mortenson. Time Magazine, 23 October 2007.

Iraqis Weigh Limits on US Military
Christian Berthelsen. Los Angeles Times, 23 October 2007.

Plans for Iraq's Future: Federalism, Separatism, and Partition
Greg Bruno. Council on Foreign Relations, 22 October 2007.

U.S. Planners See Shiite Militias as Rising Threat
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 22 October 2007.

New Pieces Changing the Iraq Puzzle
Ira Chernus. Common Dreams, 22 October 2007.

Corruption in Iraq 'Pernicious,' State Dept. Official Says
Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 16 October 2007.

Iraq Union Agreement With Iraq Ministry
United Press International, 11 October 2007.

Watchdog Agency Faults Iraq Program
Barry Schweid. The Associated Press, 09 October 2007. (see report below).

U.S. Ministry Capacity Development Efforts Need an Overall Integrated Strategy to Guide Efforts and Manage Risk
Government Accountability Office, 01 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Top Iraqis Pull Back From Key U.S. Goal
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 08 October 2007.

Regrets Only?
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 07 October 2007.

Change in Iraqi Province Obvious in Rare Drive
Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 07 October 2007.

Moving Forward in Iraq: Prospects and Obstacles
Mowaffak al-Rubaie. Transcript of speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 05 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Political, Military, and Economic Dynamics in Iraq: A Graphic Overview
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 05 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Serious Challenges Confront U.S. Efforts to Build the Capacity of Iraqi Ministries
David M. Walker. Testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 04 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Assessing the State of Iraqi Corruption
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. Testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, 04 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 04 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Shiite Bloc Condemns U.S. Policy Of Recruiting Sunni Tribesmen
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 03 October 2007.

A Divided Iraq Unites Against Partition Plan
Ned Parker and Raheem Salman. Los Angeles Times, 01 October 2007. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Draft Report: Iraq Government 'Not Capable' of Fighting Corruption
CNN, 27 September 2007.

Iraqi Prime Minister Says That Civil War Has Been Prevented
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 25 September 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 21 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 20 September 2007.

More Delays in Shift to Iraqi Control
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 20 September 2007.

Lawyers Accuse Government of Concealing Information About Detainees
IRIN, 19 September 2007.

Iraq Considers New Steps Against Security Companies
Leila Fadel and Laith Hammoudi. McClatchy Newspapers, 18 September 2007.

Iraq 'Failing Half U.S. Benchmarks'
BBC News, 14 September 2007. (See report below).

Benchmark Assessment Report
White House, 14 September 2007 (.pdf file).

An Assassination That Blows Apart Bush's Hopes of Pacifying Iraq
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 14 September 2007.

The Surge, the Shiites and Nation Building in Iraq
Reidar Visser. The Jamestown Foundation, 13 September 2007.

Bad Planning
James Denselow. The Guardian, 12 September 2007.

In Iraq, Little Pressure for Reforms
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 12 September 2007.

If You Want Peace in Iraq, Stop Trying to Kill Muqtada al-Sadr and Negotiate With Him
Adil E. Shamoo. AlterNet, 12 September 2007.

The Surge and the al Qaeda Bunny
Greg Palast. Information Clearing House, 17 September 2007. (Watch videos at the link below).

Anbar's Ghost
Al-Jazeera English, 09 September 2007.

Iraq Says Fired 14,000 Interior Ministry Employees
Ross Colvin. Reuters, 09 September 2007.

Iraq: Baghdad Calmer, but Politics Not
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 08 September 2007.

Summary Description of the House Armed Services Committee Hearing to Consider the GAO's Assessment of Iraq's Progress on Benchmarks
Valerie Reed. Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information, 07 September 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 06 September 2007.

The Man Left to Pick up the Pieces in Basra
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, 07 September 2007.

Iraq's Maliki Pledges $120 Million in Reconciliation Move. Too Little, Too Late?
Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 07 September 2007.

Secret Deal for Roadmap to Peace Bears Stamp of Ulster
Patrick Wintour. The Guardian, 04 September 2007.

Al-Maliki Digs In
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 30 August- 05 September 2007.

The Benchmarks Iraq Is Meeting - And One It Thankfully Is Not
Robert Weissman. Common Dreams, 31 August 2007.

Report Finds Little Progress On Iraq Goals
Karen DeYoung and Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 30 August 2007.

Iraq Benchmark Findings
The Associated Press, 30 August 2007.

Secret Report: Corruption is 'Norm' Within Iraqi Government
David Corn. The Nation, 30 August 2007.

Iraqi Shiite Heir Steps Into a Tough Role
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 30 August 2007.

U.S.-Allawi Coup May Be On Its Way
Arianna Huffington. Huffington Post, 30 August 2007.

Iraq Now Woos Officers Once Spurned
Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 29 August 2007.

Iraq Militia Leader Calls Time Out
Mark Tran and agencies. The Guardian, 29 August 2007.

Iraq's Maliki Speaks on Government, Future
Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 29 August 2007.

The War Against Iraq's Prime Minister
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 29 August 2007.

Iraq to Allow Ex-Baathists to Regain Jobs
Stephen Farrell. The New York Times, 28 August 2007.

Maliki Accuses U.S. Politicians of Meddling in Iraq
Leonard Doyle. The Independent, 27 August 2007.

Former Iraqi Leader Returning 'to Fight For Our Country'
CNN, 27 August 2007.

Allawi Pays $300k for Anti-Maliki US Campaign
Christina Davidson. IraqSlogger.com, 23 August 2007.

Report Cites Grave Concerns on Iraq's Government
Jim Rutenberg, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Mark Mazzetti. The New York Times, 23 August 2007. (See report below).

Prospects of Iraq's Stability: A Challenging Road Ahead
National Intelligence Estimate, January 2007. Declassified and posted on 23 August 2007 on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

U.S. Struggles to Keep Iraqi Leader at Helm
Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 21 August 2007.

Iraqi Governance Report
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 07 August 2007. Posted on 21 August 2007 (.pdf file).

Is Iraq's Government Falling Apart?
Salah Hemeid. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 16-22 August 2007.

Iraqi Premier Stirs Discontent, Yet Hangs On
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 19 August 2007.

A Plan for Iraq
Ayad Allawi. Washington Post, 18 August 2007.

While Kurds Count Bodies, Iraqi Leaders Try to Bridge Their Divide
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 17 August 2007.

The Challenge of Federalism: Iraq Set to Disintegrate, New Study Warns
Der Spiegel, 15 August 2007.

Political Impasse Key to Iraq Security
Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 15 August 2007.

Do U.S., Iraqi Officials Undercount Detainees?
Christina Davidson. IraqSlogger.com, 13 August 2007.

31 Judges Have Been Killed in Iraq
The Associated Press, 13 August 2007.

Blast Kills Key Iraqi Governor
Chris Collins and Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 11 August 2007.

Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 10 August 2007 (.pdf file).

A Head Count Could Bring Peace To Iraq
Alex Abouhussein. Tampa Tribune, 08 August 2007.

Iraq's Wealth in the Balance
Hussein Abdallah. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 02-08 August 2007.

Battling for Power in Basra
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 07 August 2007.

It's Time to Withdraw Iraq's Oil Law
Ben Lando. United Press International, 07 August 2007. Posted on the AlterNet website.

5 Ministers Threatens to Leave Iraq's Cabinet
Stephen Farrell. The New York Times, 07 August 2007.

Maliki's Last Dance?
Amer Mohsen. IraqSlogger, 06 August 2007.

Iraqi President Starts Talks to Try to Bring Sunnis Back
Stephen Farrell. The New York Times, 06 August 2007.

Another Report on Iraq, Another Round of Headaches for U.S.
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 06 August 2007.

Good News from Baghdad at Last: the Oil Law has Stalled
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 03 August 2007.

Maliki's Impact Blunted By Own Party's Fears
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 03 August 2007.

Sunni Bloc Bolts Iraqi Cabinet
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 02 August 2007.

Interior Ministry Mirrors Chaos of a Fractured Iraq
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2007.

U.S.-Tribal Alliances Draw Iraqi Ire
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2007.

As U.S. Rebuilds, Iraq Won't Act on Finished Work
James Glanz. The New York Times, 28 July 2007. (See SIGIR report below dated 25 July 2007)

Misunderstanding Muqtada al-Sadr
Matt Duss. Foreign Policy in Focus, 27 July 2007.

Iraqi Government in Deepest Crisis
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 27 July 2007.

Transferring Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund Capital Projects to the Government of Iraq
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 25 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing and U.S. Policy
Christopher M. Blanchard. Congressional Research Service, updated 25 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Sunnis Suspend Iraqi Cabinet Membership
Steven R. Hurst. The Associated Press, 25 July 2007.

Strange Summer Days for the U.S. and Iraq
Robert McMahon. Council on Foreign Relations, 24 July 2007.

After Carnage, U.S. and Iraqi Authorities Compete For Control
Mohammed al Dulaimy and Hannah Allam. McClatchy Newspapers, 23 July 2007.

Iraqi Jails in 'Appalling' Condition
Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2007. Posted on the Truthout website.

Shiite Lawmakers End Boycott of Iraqi Parliament
Megan Greenwell. Washington Post, 17 July 2007.

Iraq Announces It Is Holding More Than 2,000 Foreign Suspects
Compiled by the Daily Star, Lebanon, 16 July 2007.

Grading on a Curve for the Wrong Test
Winslow Wheeler. Center for Defense Information, 12 July 2007.

Bush to Declare Gains in Iraq on Some Fronts
David S. Cloud and John F. Burns. The New York Times, 12 July 2007. (see report and BBC graphic below).

Progress Report on Iraq Benchmarks
BBC News Graphic, 12 July 2007.

Initial Benchmark Assessment Report
National Security Council, 12 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Benchmarks in Iraq: The True Status
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 12 July 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Measuring the Benchmarks: An Interim Report
Compiled by Rand Beers and Ilan Goldenberg. National Security Network, 11 July 2007 (.pdf file).

The Impossible Task Set for an Embattled Government
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 11 July 2007.

Maliki Government Faces a Governance Crisis
Babak Rahimi. Jamestown Foundation, 10 July 2007.

Iraq: Government Formation and Benchmarks
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 27 June 2007. Posted on 09 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraqis Urged to Take Up Arms for Defense
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 09 July 2007.

Administration Shaving Yardstick for Iraq Gains
Karen DeYoung and Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 08 July 2007.

The Militia Politics of Basra
Babak Rahimi. Jamestown Foundation, 06 July 2007.

Iraq Cabinet Endorses Changes to Draft Oil Law
Reuters, 03 July 2007.

Iraq Sunni Bloc Hints At More Drastic Steps
Waleed Ibrahim. Reuters, 02 July 2007.

The Case for Soft Partition in Iraq
Edward P. Joseph and Michael E. O'Hanlon. Brookings Institution, June 2007 (.pdf file).

Sunni Politician Calls for U.N. and Arab Intervention to Solve Iraq Crisis
The Associated Press, 01 July 2007.

U.S. Raid Angers Iraqi Prime Minister
Raheem Salman and Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 01 July 2007.

Al-Sadr's Group Rejects a Coalition Between Major Shiite and Kurdish Parties
The Associated Press, 30 June 2007. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

Six Members of Sunni Bloc Quit Iraq Cabinet in Protest
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 30 June 2007.

Surge Faltering, Iraq's Future Again at Issue
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 27 June 2007.

What Model Should Iraq Follow after U.S. Forces Withdraw?
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 25 June 2007.

Bush Aides Consider Iraq Truce at Capitol; A Decentralized Iraq
Paul Richter and Noam N. Levey. Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2007. Posted on the RAND website.

Think Tank Warns of Country's Collapse
Ian Black. The Guardian, 25 June 2007. (see report below).

Where Is Iraq Heading? Lessons from Basra
International Crisis Group, 25 June 2007 (.pdf file).

Lords of Misrule Still in Charge at the Baghdad Bubble
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Sunday Times (London), 24 June 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 20 June 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq's Unbreakable Deadlock
Dilip Hiro. The Guardian, 17 June 2007.

Arming Sunni Militias Undercuts Iraqi Government, Critics Say
Nancy A. Youssef and Leila Fadel. McClatchy Newspapers, 17 June 2007.

Iraqis Are Failing to Meet U.S. Benchmarks
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 13 June 2007.

U.S. Warns Iraq That Progress Is Needed Soon
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 12 June 2007.

U.S. Civilians Drive Iraq's Other Surge
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 12 June 2007.

Ayatollah Sistani and the Democratization of Post-Ba'athist Iraq
Babak Rahimi. U.S. Institute of Peace, 12 June 2007 (.pdf file).

An Interview with Shia Firebrand Moqtada al-Sadr
Nazr Latif. The Independent, 11 June 2007. Posted on the AlterNet website.

Iraq's Parliament Leaders Agree to Remove Speaker
Damien Cave and Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 11 June 2007.

The Scion
Laura Rozen. Washington Monthly, June 2007.

Iraq's Leader Can't Get Out of 1st Gear
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 06 June 2007.

Iraqi Lawmakers Pass Resolution That May Force End to Occupation
Raed Jarrar and Joshua Holland. AlterNet, 05 June 2007.

Ayatollah Sistani and the Democratization of Post-Ba'athist Iraq
Babak Rahimi. US Institute of Peace, June 2007.

Shiite Cleric Appears in Iraq After Stay in Iran
Michael R. Gordon and Jon Elsen. The New York Times, 25 May 2007.

One Year On, Iraq Government Tries New Tack
Sabah Jerges. Agence France Presse, 24 May 2007.

Fighting Overshadows Iraq's Oil Law
Adam Wolfe. Asia Times, 24 May 2007.

Sectarian Fighting Overshadows Oil Law Debate in Iraq
Adam Wolfe. Power and Interest News Report, 23 May 2007.

New Strategy for War Stresses Iraqi Politics
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 23 May 2007.

Iraq's al-Sadr Harbors Ambitious Plans
Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 22 May 2007.

What's Next in Iraq
Ali Al. Allawi. Interview by Juan Cole. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 May 2007 issue. Posted on 22 May 2007.

Iraq Plans for Quick U.S. Pullout
The Associated Press, 22 May 2007. Posted on Military.com.

In Iraq, Nobody is Accountable
Ali al-Fadhily. Asia Times, 23 May 2007.

Iraqi Leadership's Failures Raise Pressure on U.S.
Paul Richter. Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2007.

Iraq's Sadr Overhauls His Tactics
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 20 May 2007.

Iraqi Parliament Falling into Disarray
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 19 May 2007.

Bush Open to Iraq Benchmarks
Peter Baker. Washington Post, 18 May 2007.

Iraqi Cops Limit Bombing Coverage
The Associated Press, 16 May 2007.

Chalabi Speaks
Patrick Cockburn. CounterPunch, 16 May 2007.

Maliki Fluffs his Lines
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 16 May 2007.

New Detainees Strain Iraq's Jails
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 15 May 2007.

Iraqi Political Feuding has Paralyzed Bush's Strategy
Jonathan S. Landay and Nancy Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 14 May 2007.

Top Iraqi Shia Party Changes Name
BBC News, 14 May 2007.

Iraqis Resist U.S. Pressure to Enact Oil Law
Tina Susman. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2007.

U.S. Benchmarks Elude Iraq
Liz Sly. The Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 10 May 2007.

Necessary Benchmarks
Nicholas Berry. Foreign Policy Forum, 10 May 2007.

Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation
Raed Jarrar and Joshua Holland. AlterNet, 09 May 2007.

Are the Democrats and Bushies Playing Good Cop/Bad Cop with the Iraqis?
Fred Kaplan. Slate, 09 May 2007.

September Could Be Key Deadline in War
Jonathan Weisman and Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 08 May 2007.

September...
Kevin Drum. Washington Monthly, 08 May 2007.

Sunni Demand Could Unravel Iraqi Government
Nic Robertson. CNN, 07 May 2007.

U.S. Benchmarks for Iraq May Be Hazy
Gordon Lubold. The Christian Science Monitor, 07 May 2007.

The Man Who Might Save Iraq
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 05 May 2007.

Iraq Sunni Bloc Says Weighing Leaving Government
Reuters, 03 May 2007.

Iraq's Other War
Dina Ezzat. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 03 May 2007.

Iraqi Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal
United Press International, 02 May 2007.

Iraqi Oil Bill Sent to Parliament
BBC News, 02 May 2007.

Iraq Bans Foreign Forces From Area of Shrine
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 30 April 2007.

Iraq Criticises U.S. Pull-out Bill
BBC News, 26 April 2007.

Divide is Seen Within Iraq's Baath Party
Peter Spiegel and Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 25 April 2007.

Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq
David M. Walker. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations, 23 April 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S. Revs Up Reversal of Iraq's Baath Purge
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 23 April 2007.

As Premier Loses Stature, Radical Cleric is Gaining It
Juan Cole. San Jose Mercury News, 22 April 2007.

Iraq PM Asks for Halt to Baghdad Wall
Dean Yates and Ibon Villelabeitia. Reuters, 22 April 2007.

Iraq Falling Behind on 'Benchmarks'
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 20 April 2007.

U.S. Says Withdrawal in Iraqi Politicians' Hands
Mark Tran and agencies. The Guardian, 20 April 2007.

Iraq's Shiite Political Fissures Widen
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 April 2007.

Gates Says Iraqi Shake-Up Could Aid Reconciliation
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 18 April 2007.

Iraq's Public Health Services Severely Strained, Group Says
Elisabeth Rosenthal. The New York Times, 18 April 2007.

In Iraq, a Parliament in Disarray
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 16 April 2007.

Iraq: Sadrists Ordered to Leave Cabinet
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 16 April 2007.

Divided Iraq Has Two Spy Agencies
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 15 April 2007.

Kurdistan: Iraq's Next Battleground?
Andrew Lee Butters. TIME Magazine, 12 April 2007.

Bombing Inside Green Zone Kills Iraqi Lawmakers
Sudarsan Raghavan and Howard Schneider. Washington Post, 12 April 2007.

Kurdistan's Covert Back-Channels
Laura Rozen. Mother Jones, 11 April 2007.

Main Sunni Bloc to Withdraw from Politics?
IraqSlogger, 11 April 2007.

Iraq: Elections, Constitution and Government
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 10 April 2007.

The New Power in Iraq
Dilip Hiro. The Guardian, 10 April 2007.

Shiite Cleric Opposes U.S. Plan to Permit Former Baath Party Members to Join Government
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 03 April 2007.

Iraq's Justice Minister Resigns
Jim Muir. BBC News, 31 March 2007.

Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 27 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Analysis: Envoy Leaves a Struggling Iraq
Steven R. Hurst. The Associated Press, 24 March 2007.

Give Us Some Real Political Leaders
Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 15 March 2007.

Shifting Coalitions
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 15-21 March 2007.

Iraqi Leader Fears Ouster Over Oil Money
Steven Hurst. Associated Press, 15 March 2007.

Pentagon Issues Dire Look At End of '06 in Iraq
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 15 March 2007 (See report below).

Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq
US DoD, March 2007.

Staticide in Iraq
Toby Dodge. Le Monde Diplomatique, February 2007. Posted on the Global Policy Forum on 13 March 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, updated 12 March 2007.

Lopsided Provincial Councils Keep Iraq Off Balance
Solomon Moore. The Los Angeles Times, 11 March 2007.

Shiite Bloc in Parliament Diminished by Defection
Ernesto Londoño. Washington Post, 08 March 2007.

Iraq Ousts 10,000 in Security Ministry
Rick Jervis. USA Today, 05 March 2007.

Questions for Ahmed Chalabi
Interview. The National Interest Online, 28 February 2007.

Iraq: Elections, Constitution and Government
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 27 February 2007 (.pdf file).

Kirkuk: Sparks Rise From a Time Bomb
Mohammed Salih. Inter Press Service, 27 February 2007.

U.S. Detention of Key Shiite Raises Ire
Brian Murphy. The Associated Press, 23 February 2007.

Old Problems Undermine New Security Plan for Baghdad
Richard A. Oppel. The New York Times, 23 February 2007.

Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 22 February 2007 (.pdf file).

Rape Accusation Reinforces Fears in a Divided Iraq
Marc Santora. The New York Times, 21 February 2007.

Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 09 February 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq's No. 2 Health Official Is Held and Accused of Financing Shiite Militants
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 09 February 2007.

A Gift for Power
John Lee Anderson. The Guardian, 09 February 2007.

Iraq, U.S. Advised To Avoid Offensive Against Militiamen
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 09 February 2007.

Iraqi Premier Admits Errors in Introducing Security Plan in Baghdad
Marc Santora. The New York Times, 07 February 2007.

First Benchmark Missed?
Dan Froomkin. Washington Post, 06 February 2007.

Doubts Run Deep on Reforms Crucial to Bush's Iraq Strategy
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 04 February 2007.

Iraqi Governance Report
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 01 February 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Agencies Can't Perform Basic Functions, Report Says
Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 01 February 2007.

Status of Ministerial Capacity Development in Iraq
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 30 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Northern Iraq Seen as Next Front in War
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 01 February 2007.

Building Blocs of Conciliation in Iraq
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 01 February 2007.

Iraq Only Needs Small Increase in U.S. Troops: Maliki
Agence France-Presse, 31 January 2007.

Another Illusion Out of the Iraqi Hat
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 30 January 2007.

Iraq Leader and Sunni Officials in Clash on Security
Marc Santora. The New York Times, 26 January 2007.

Iraq's New Political Map
Phebe Marr. United States Institute of Peace, 26 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq's New Sectarian Rulers
Amr Elchobaki. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 25-31 January 2007.

Iraq's State of DisUnion
Interview with Ali Allawi. The National Interest, 24 January 2007.

Iraq Parliament Finds a Quorum Hard to Come By
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 24 January 2007.

Our Last Chance to Build a Governing Coalition in Iraq?
Barry R. Posen. MIT Center for International Studies, 24 January 2007.

Bush and Maliki: With Friends Like These ...
Michael Hirsh And Richard Wolffe. Newsweek, 29 January 2007. Posted on 22 January 2007.

Iraq's Planned Budget Divisive Too
Borzou Daragahi and Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 19 January 2007.

State of Fear
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 18-24 January 2007.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 17 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq, Women's Empowerment and Public Policy
Sherifa D. Zuhur. Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, 16 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Promises, Promises
Fred Kaplan. Slate, 11 January 2007.

Promising Troops Where They Aren't Really Wanted
Sabrina Tavernise and John F. Burns. The New York Times, 11 January 2007.

Bid to Secure Baghdad Relies on Troops and Iraqi Leaders
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 11 January 2007.

Al-Maliki Tells Militias: Disarm Or Face Annihilation
The Associated Press, 10 January 2007.

Don't Give Up On Iraq Yet
Tariq al-Hashimi. Washington Post, 10 January 2007.

Bush Plan For More Troops Originated with Maliki
Susan Cornwell. Reuters, 08 January 2007.

High-Tech Healthcare in Iraq, Minus the Healthcare
Pratap Chatterjee. Corpwatch, 08 January 2007.

Plan Sets Series of Goals for Iraq Leaders
Michael R. Gordon and Jeff Zeleny. The New York Times, 08 January 2007.

Duleimi Iraq's Most Sectarian Politician
Nir Rosen. IraqSlogger.com, 07 January 2007.

For the First Time, a Real Blueprint for Peace in Iraq
Ali Allawi. The Independent, UK, 05 January 2007.

Official Held in Saddam Hanging Video
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 03 January 2007.

Iraq's PM Longs to Leave Office
BBC News, 03 January 2007.

These Shameful Events Have Humiliated the Arab World
Ghada Karmi. The Guardian, 02 January 2007.

The Most Important Iraqi Laws of 2006
Niqash, 01 January 2007.

Sunni Grief, Anger Flow at Funeral
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 01 January 2007.

Hijacking Eid and Hanging Saddam
Nir Rosen. IraqSlogger, 31 December 2006.

Saddam: The Death of a Dictator
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 30 December 2006.

When Iraqis Gave Up on Government
Dahr Jamail and Ali Al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 27 December 2006.

Hundreds Disappear Into the Black Hole of the Kurdish Prison System in Iraq
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 26 December 2006.

U.S. Military Urging Iraq to Rein In Guard Force
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 25 December 2006.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 22 December 2006 (.pdf file).

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Shiite Clerics' Rivalry Deepens In Fragile Iraq
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 21 December 2006.

Mandatory University Attendance in Unstable Iraq Angers Many
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 20 December 2006.

Slim Chance for Iraq Reconciliation Recedes
Mohammed Salih. Inter Press Service, 20 December 2006.

Top Shiite Cleric Is Said to Favor a Coalition for Iraq
Kirk Semple and Edward Wong. The New York Times, 20 December 2006.

For Iraqis, A Promise Is in Peril
Masrour Barzani. Washington Post, 20 December 2006.

Premier Wants U.S. Forces to Target Sunni Insurgents
Sudarshan Raghavan. Washington Post, 20 December 2006.

Escaped Minister Says He Fled Iraqi Jail 'the Chicago Way'
James Glanz. The New York Times, 20 December 2006.

Missing: a Functional Iraqi State
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 19 December 2006.

Iraqi Chief Calls Forum to Press for National Reunification; Major Groups Are Absent
Marc Santora. The New York Times, 17 December 2006.

Iraqis Consider Ways to Reduce Power of Cleric
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 12 December 2006.

Talabani Lashes Out at 'Dangerous' Baker Report on U.S. Role in Iraq
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 11 December 2006.

Talks Under Way to Replace Iraq PM
Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 10 December 2006.

Al-Maliki to Call for Regional Meeting
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 06 December 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraqi Premier Moves to Plan Regional Talks
Edward Wong and Helene Cooper. The New York Times, 06 December 2006.

A Scramble for Answers in Iraq
Alexandra Zavis and Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 06 December 2006. Posted on The Seattle Times website.

Shias Too Lose Faith in Iraqi Govt
Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 04 December 2006. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Will They Talk of Deaths?
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 30 November - 06 December 2006.

Iraq Ministry Forms Unit to Monitor News
The Associated Press, 30 November 2006.

Al-Maliki Faces Revolt Within Government
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 30 November 2006.

Iraq's Premier Abruptly Skips a Bush Session
Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Edward Wong. The New York Times, 30 November 2006.

Iraqi Premier Wants More Control Over His Military
Alexandra Zavis and Peter Wallsten. Los Angeles Times, 29 November 2006.

Al-Sadr Loyalists Boycott Iraq Government
Thomas Wagner and Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 29 November 2006. Posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website.

Bush Adviser's Memo Cites Doubts About Iraqi Leader
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 29 November 2006. (See memo below).

Text of U.S. Security Adviser's Iraq Memo
Text of Classified Memo prepared by Stephen J. Hadley and transcribed by The New York Times.

As Iraq Deteriorates, Iraqis Get More Blame
Thomas E. Ricks and Robin Wright. Washington Post, 29 November 2006.

Iraq Extends State Of Emergency
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 28 November 2006.

Iraq Parliament Bars Media as Tension Mounts
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 27 November 2006.

Iraqi Shiites Vent Anger on Premier
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 27 November 2006.

Lawmakers Lose Patience With Iraq Government
Ben Feller. The Associated Press, 27 November 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraq: Elections, Government and Constitution
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 20 November 2006 (.pdf file).

Prime Minister Says Iraq's Problem Are Political Not a Lack of Security
The Associated Press, 20 November 2006.

Iraq's Shiite-Led Gov't Angers Sunnis
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 19 November 2006.

Kidnappers Seize Iraqi Minister
BBC News, 19 November 2006.

Iraq's Shiite-Led Regime Seeks to Arrest Top Sunni Cleric
Louise Roug and Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 17 November 2006.

Iraqi Officials Clash Over Kidnapping Numbers
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 16 November 2006.

The 'Stay or Leave' Debate in the U.S. Finds a Mirror in Baghdad
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 16 November 2006.

Iraqi Government Says 70 Released After Baghdad Kidnap
Staff and agencies. The Guardian, 15 November 2006.

Scores Kidnapped At Iraqi Ministry
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 15 November 2006.

'We Will Not Be Able to Survive Much Longer'
Interview with Ali al-Shameri. Der Spiegel, 14 November 2006.

Blasts Kill Dozens of Iraqi Police Recruits
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 13 November 2006.

Anti-corruption Official in Iraq Accused of Fraud
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 12 November 2006.

American Political Shift Linked to the War Is Met With a Shrug by Baghdad's Elite
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 10 November 2006.

How Rumsfeld's Resignation Is Playing in Iraq
Aparisim Ghosh. TIME, 09 November 2006.

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 09-15 November 2006.

In Iraq, New Calculations of the U.S. Role
John F. Burns and Michael Luo. The New York Times, 09 November 2006.

Iraq Corruption 'Costs Billions'
BBC News, 09 November 2006.

Iraqi Militias Take Refuge in Facilities Protection Service
Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 08 November 2006.

Suspects Still at Large in Iraqi Torture Case
Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 08 November 2006.

Saddam 'Executed by End of Year'
BBC News, 07 November 2006.

Iraq Charges 100 Over Prison Torture
Reuters, 07 November 2006.

Proposal Would Rehire Members of Hussein's Party
John Ward Anderson. Washington Post, 07 November 2006.

Saddam Calls for Reconciliation
BBC News, 07 November 2006.

Hussein Sentenced To Death By Hanging
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 06 November 2006.

A Volte Face for Iraq?
Salah Hemeid. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 01-07 November 2006.

International Resonance of Iraq Verdict
Paul Reynolds. BBC News, 05 November 2006.

Where Plan 'A' Left Ahmad Chalabi
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 05 November 2006.

The Least Accountable Regime in the Middle East
Ed Harriman. London Review of Books, 02 November 2006.

Maliki Fiddles As Iraq Burns
Joseph L. Galloway. TomPaine.com, 02 November 2006.

Iraqi Shiites Continue to Exert Independence and Seek Changes to U.N. Deal on U.S. Troops
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 02 November 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraqi Prime Minister Asserts Independence, Gains Stature
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 02 November 2006.

Don't Blame Maliki For America's Iraq Problems
Justin Logan. The Examiner, 01 November 2006. Posted on the CATO Institute website.

Sadr Losing his Grip on Mahdi Army
Steve Negus. The Financial Times, 31 October 2006.

Audit Slams U.S. Training of Iraqi Provincial Governments
Tom Regan. CSMonitor.com, 31 October 2006. (See audit below).

Status of the Provincial Reconstruction Team Program in Iraq
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 29 October 2006.

Auditors Want Rules for Iraq Aid
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 30 October 2006 (see report below).

11th Quarterly Report on Iraq Reconstruction
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 30 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Opposition Group Joins Conference
Shafika Mattar. The Associated Press, 30 October 2006.

Bush, Iraqi Premier Act to Close Rift After Week of Tension
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 29 October 2006.

Pliable 'Benchmarks' Set for Iraq
Doyle McManus and Julian E. Barnes. Los Angeles Times, 27 October 2006.

Iraq's al-Maliki Sharply Delineates Differences with U.S. Leadership
Jay Price. McClatchy Newspapers, 26 October 2006.

Iraq's Defiant but Doomed Democracy
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 27 October 2006.

U.S. to Review Process for Briefing Iraqi Leader
Christine Hauser. The New York Times, 26 October 2006.

Iraqi Leader Disavows Timetable Report
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 25 October 2006.

Analysis: Iraq Electoral System Limiting
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 23 October 2006.

Coup Against Maliki Reported in the Making
United Press International, 23 October 2006.

In Iraq, Shiite vs. Shiite Power Play
Dan Murphy and Awadh al-Taiee. The Christian Science Monitor, 23 October 2006.

Iraq Imposes Curfew in Tense Shi'ite Town
Mariam Karouny. Reuters, 23 October 2006.

U.S. to Hand Iraq a New Timetable on Security Role
David S. Cloud. The New York Times, 22 October 2006.

Govt. Death Squads Ravaging Baghdad
Ali Al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 19 October 2006.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 18 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Human Rights Commission Planned for Iraq
Khaleej Times, 18 October 2006.

U.S. Officials Undermine Baghdad, Leader Says
Paul Richter and Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 17 October 2006.

Government Fissures Widening
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 16 October 2006.

Iraq Will Wait to Disarm Militias
Rick Jervis. USA Today, 16 October 2006.

Time to Let Iraqis Take Over, Say Americans
Angus Reid, 16 October 2006.

Iraq Delays National Talks Amid Killings
Christopher Bodeen. The Associated Press, 15 October 2006.

Lack of Confidence in Maliki Government Grows
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 13 October 2006.

Beyond the Coup Rumors, Options for Iraq
David Ignatius. Washington Post, 13 October 2006.

Sunni Accuse Shiites of Dirty Tricks in Passing Controversial Federalism Law
The Associated Press, 12 October 2006.

Iraqi Parliament Approves Federal Law
Reuters, 11 October 2006.

Feuding Iraq Gov't Groups Launch Charges
Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Lee Keath. The Associated Press, 11 October 2006. Posted on the San Francisco Chroniclewebsite.

Iraqi Parties Work Out Security Details
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 10 October 2006.

Judicial System Far From Independent
IRIN, 10 October 2006.

Iraq Vice President's Brother Killed
The Associated Press, 09 October 2006. Posted on the USA Today website.

Iraqi Sunni MP Loses Legal Immunity
Al-Jazeera, 08 October 2006.

Coup in Iraq?
Robert Dreyfuss. TomPaine.com, 06 October 2006. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Kurdish Lawmaker Killed in Baghdad
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 06 October 2006.

Iraqi Prisons See a Few Improvements
IRIN, 06 October 2006.

A Maliki Déjà Vu?
Firas al-Atraqchi. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 05-11 October 2006.

Tribes Heed Call to Join Battle for Iraq
Kim Murphy. Los Angeles Times, 05 October 2006.

Ex-Iraq Leader Denies Coup Rumors
Michael Hastings. Newsweek, 04 October 2006.

Iraq: Elections, Government and Constitution
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 03 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqis Plan a Team Effort to End Violence
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 03 October 2006.

New Militias Push Govt Back Further
Ali Al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 03 October 2006.

Sadr Political Bloc Calls for Overhaul of Iraqi Cabinet
Amit R. Paley and K.I. Ibrahim. Washington Post, 02 October 2006.

Iraq Impeding Efforts to Go After Shiite Militias, U.S. Military Says
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 28 September 2006.

'Iraq Is Not in Chaos'
Interview with Jalal Talabani by Lally Weymouth. Washington Post, 25 September 2006.

Iraq Forms Panel on Constitution Changes
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. Washington Post, 25 September 2006.

Iraq's Federalism Debate Rages On
Emad al-Sharaa and Duraed Salman. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 21 September 2006.

Forward Together?
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 21-27 September 2006.

Doubts Rise on Iraqi Premier's Strength
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 20 September 2006.

Maliki Govt Fails to Provide Security - or Anything Else
Mohammed Salih. Inter Press Service, 19 September 2006.

Dear Americans
Jalal Talabani. McClatchy Newspapers, 18 September 2006.

Where Iraq Itself Finds Hope
Barham Salih. Washington Post, 17 September 2006.

Oops, There Goes Basra
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Abdul Razzaq al-Saiedi. The New York Times, 17 September 2006.

Iraqi Leader Sees Anti-Militia Law in October
Kristin Roberts. Reuters, 14 September 2006.

Iraq's National and International Compacts
Barham Salih. Speech to the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution, 13 September 2006.

Federalism Plan Dead, Says Iraqi Speaker
Amit R. Paley and K.I. Abraham. Washington Post, 13 September 2006.

Deal on a Constitution for Iraq Is Teetering
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Abdul Razzaq al-Saiedi. The New York Times, 11 September 2006.

Iraq Ministers, Including Interior, May Be Changed
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 07 September 2006.

Speaker Warns Iraq Has Months to Avert Collapse
Mussab Al-Khairalla. Reuters, 06 September 2006.

A Third of Lawmakers in Iraq Skip Session
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 06 September 2006.

Iraq Govt Mulls New Flag After Kurdish Threats
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 04 September 2006.

Not Wanted: An Exit Strategy
Jackson Diehl. Washington Post, 04 September 2006.

Iraq Wants More Control Over Security
Reuters, 03 September 2006. Posted on the al-Jazeera website.

U.S.-Iraq Military Handover Delayed
David Loyn. BBC News, 03 September 2006.

Maliki's Wishful Thinking
Firas Al-Atraqchi. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 31 August - 06 September.

How to Bridge Two Views of Success in Iraq
Janessa Gans. The Christian Science Monitor, 31 August 2006.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 30 August 2006 (.pdf file).

Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq
Quarterly Pentagon Report to Congress, 29 August 2006 (.pdf file).

Gonzales Consults in Capital
Sudarsan Raghavan and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 30 August 2006.

Iraq Strikes Peace Deal with Militia as 155 Killed
Agence France-Presse, 29 August 2006.

Iraq Tries to Crack Down Carefully on Militias
Jim Michaels. USA Today, 27 August 2006.

Hopes Fade for Iraqi Peace Plan
Zaineb Naji. Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 22 August 2006. Posted on the AlterNet website.

Iraq Looking Into Young Girl's Death
Vijay Joshi. Washington Post, 22 August 2006.

A Call to Support Democracy
Samir Sumaida'ie. Washington Post, 21 August 2006.

Bush Contemplates Rebirth of Dictatorship for Iraq
Matthew Rothschild. The Progressive, 17 August 2006.

Former Iraqi Officials Named in Graft Inquiry
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 13 August 2006.

Success in Iraq Is Up to the Iraqis
Michael E. O'Hanlon. Washington Post, 13 August 2006. Posted on the Brookings website.

An Audit Sharply Criticizes Iraq's Bookkeeping
James Glanz. The New York Times, 12 August 2006.

Iraqi PM Incensed at American Raid on Shia Militia Stronghold
James Hider. The Times, UK, 08 August 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraqi Government Reinstates Workers Purged After War
Reuters, 06 August 2006.

Weak Viability: The Iraqi Federal State and the Constitutional Amendment Process
Jonathan Morrow. U.S. Institute of Peace, July 2006. Posted on 02 August 2006 (.pdf file).

Marines Prop Up Ailing Local Gov't in Iraq
Antonio Castaneda. The Associated Press, 30 July 2006. Posted on the ABC News website.

Iraqis Say They Deserve Aid for Fighting Terrorism
Paul von Zielbauer. The New York Times, 30 July 2006.

Top Shiite Wants Bigger Role for Iraqis
The Associated Press, 29 July 2006.

Iraqi Official Warns Against Coup Attempt
Joshua Partlow and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 29 July 2006.

Hopes Fade for Iraqi Premier's Peace Plan
Zaineb Naji. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 27 July 2006.

Iraqi PM Addresses Congress
Nouri al-Maliki. Speech to U.S. Congress, 26 July 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Shiite Party Leader Outlines 4 Steps for Iraq to Curb Violence
Andy Mosher and Naseer Mehdawi. Washington Post, 25 July 2006.

Stubborn Man Tries to Govern in Violent Iraq
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 11 July 2006.

Anti-Corruption Chief Battles On
Agence France Presse, 07 July 2006. Posted on the Gulf Times website.

Maliki's Dead End Plan
Firas Al-Atraqchi. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 06-12 July 2006.

Iraq Bans Political Activity in its Universities
Reuters, 06 July 2006.

Iraq Provincial Governor Threatens to Quit
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 04 July 2006.

Repairing a Broken Iraq
Col. Daniel Smith. Foreign Policy in Focus, 03 July 2006.

So Far So Good for Iraq's Maliki
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 01 July 2006.

Will al-Maliki's Peace Plan Work?
Amir Taheri. Asharq Alawsat, 30 June 2006.

The Politics of Resistance
Omayma Abdel-Latif. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 29 June - 05 July 2006.

What is Needed for Reconciliation in Iraq
James Phillips. The Heritage Foundation, 28 June 2006 (.pdf file).

U.S. Spoonfeeding Turns Iraqi Peace Plan into Pablum
Medea Benjamin and Raed Jarrar. Common Dreams, 27 June 2006.

Iraq Leader Says No Pardons for Attacks on Soldiers
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 27 June 2006.

Maliki Touts Vague Reconciliation Plan
Daily Star, Lebanon, 26 June 2006.

Iraq Reconciliation Plan Offers Only Limited Amnesty
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 26 June 2006. Posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website.

Iraq Reconciliation Plan Falls Short of Sunni Hopes
Ibon Villelabeitia. Reuters, 26 June 2006

Amnesty Plan: Another Damp Squib
Dilip Hiro. Guardian, 26 June 2006.

Iraq Refines Its Amnesty Plan
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 23 June 2006.

Iraq Govt Says No Major Ramadi Offensive
Reuters, 20 June 2006.

The Way Out of Iraq: A Road Map
Mowaffak al-Rubaie. Washington Post, 20 June 2006.

Iraqis Said to Plan Wide Amnesty to Quell Insurgency
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Role of Islam in Regional Constitution Sparks Debate
IRIN, 18 June 2006.

After Bush's Visit: Maliki on a Tightrope
Tony Karon. Time Magazine, 16 June 2006.

Shiite Militias Control Prisons, Official Says
Jonathan Finer and Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 16 June 2006.

Maliki Aide Who Discussed Amnesty Leaves Job
Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 16 June 2006.

Iraq Amnesty Plan May Cover Attacks On U.S. Military
Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 15 June 2006.

Baghdad's Unwelcome Visitor
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 15 June 2006.

New Iraq Interior Minister Vows No More Militias
Ahmed Rasheed and Michael Georgy. Reuters, 14 June 2006.

Iraq's New Government: A Kurdish View
Qubad J. Talabany. Speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 12 June 2006. (Audio and video links).

Iraq Decides It Still Needs U.S.-Led Military Presence
Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 11 June 2006.

Iraqi Intelligence Warns Against Militias Merger
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 11 June 2006.

New Interior Minister Faces Unenviable Task: Purging His Forces of Militia Members
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 10 June 2006.

Our Strategy for a Democratic Iraq
Nouri al-Maliki. Washington Post, 09 June 2006.

Iraqi Parliament Selects Top Security Ministers
Omar Fekeiki. Washington Post, 08 June 2006.

Iraq Frees Prisoners 'For Unity'
BBC News, 07 June 2006.

Iraq's Tougher Stance Toward U.S.
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 07 June 2006.

A Political Path Out of Iraq
Fareed Zakaria. Washington Post, 31 May 2006.

Iraq Imposes Emergency in Basra
BBC News, 31 May 2006.

Iraq PM Ready to Use Force on Basra Oil 'Gangs'
Mariam Karouny. Reuters, 30 May 2006.

Iraqi Lawmakers Stalled on Ministries, in Accord on Safer Cars
Nelson Hernandez and Omar Fekeiki. Washington Post, 29 May 2006.

Sadr's Militia Tightens Grip on Healthcare
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2006.

Host Springs Surprise for PM
Ewen MacAskill. The Guardian, 23 May 2006.

Iraq's Cabinet Falls Short
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 23 May 2006.

On a Violent Day, Iraq's New Leader Unveils Ideas for Tackling Security Challenges
John F. Burns. The New York Times, 22 May 2006.

Gaps in Iraq Government Offer Guide to Priorities
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 21 May 2006.

Iraqi Premier, Cabinet Sworn In
Nelson Hernandez and Omar Fekeiki. Washington Post, 21 May 2006.

Iraqis to Present Cabinet on Saturday
The Associated Press, 17 May 2006. Posted on the USA Today website.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 16 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Talabani Rejects Incomplete Iraq Cabinet As Violence Kills 24
Simon Ostrovsky. Agence France Presse, 15 May 2006.

Iraqi Lawmakers Appear to Be Mired in Minutiae
James Rainey. Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Uniformed Killers Difficult to Identify
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 15 May 2006.

All of Us Participate in a New Iraq
Dahr Jamail. Truthout, 10 May 2006.

Iraq Head Urges End to Bloodshed
BBC News, 10 May 2006.

Dispute Over Top Jobs Delays Iraqi Government
Mariam Karouny. Reuters, 10 May 2006.

Iraq Reports Progress in Forming Cabinet
Qassim Abdul-Zahara. The Associated Press, 09 May 2006. Posted on the ABC News website.

Iraqi Kurd Politicians Say Yes to Unity
Al-Jazeera, 07 May 2006.

Breakthrough in Iraqi Government Talks
Daud Salman. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 04 May 2006.

In Iraq, Chaos By Another Name
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 03 May 2006.

Sunnis Eye Iraq Charter Changes, Germans Freed
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 02 May 2006.

Iraq, Afghanistan On 'Failed States' Index
George Gedda. The Associated Press, 01 May 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

The Failed States Index
Foreign Policy and The Fund for Peace, May/June 2006. Posted on 01 May 2006.

Iraq's Security and Intelligence Structures: More Problems
Gordon Bennett. Conflict Studies Research Centre, May 2006 (.pdf file).

Civil-Military Relations in Iraq (1921-2006): An Introductory Survey
Abbas Kadhim. Strategic Insights, May 2006.

Iraq Priority
Omayma Abdel-Latif. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 27 April - 03 May 2006.

New Government Doesn't Slow Iraq Killings
Thomas Wagner. The Associated Press, 27 April 2006. Posted on the Mercury News website.

Visit by Rumsfeld, Rice Sets Off Criticism in Iraq
Louise Roug and Paul Richter. Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Rumsfeld and Rice Make Unannounced Visit to Iraq
Glenn Kessler and Nelson Hernandez. Washington Post, 26 April 2006.

Between the Status Quo in Iraq and Saddam's Rule: The Worst Democracy is Better than the Best Dictatorship!
Akram al-Bonni. Dar Al-Hayat, 25 April 2006.

Militias Could Spark Iraq Civil War - PM-designate
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 25 April 2006.

Iraq's Next Premier: Spot the Difference
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 25 April 2006.

A Paper Lid on Iraq's Volcano
Robert Dreyfuss. TomPaine.com, 24 April 2006.

New Leader is Greeted with Death, Defiance and Doubt
Daniel McGrory. The Times, UK, 24 April 2006.

Seating of Iraqi Government May Not Hasten U.S. Troop Withdrawal
Leila Fadel and Nancy A. Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 22 April 2006.

Coup and Counter-Coup: The Struggle for Iraq
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 21 April 2006.

Next Iraqi Government and Shiite Militias
Hamed el-Hmoud. Dar Al-Hayat, 20 April 2006.

Al-Jaafari's Move Could Be Breakthrough
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 20 April 2006.

External Forces on Iraq's New Government
Joost Hiltermann. The Christian Science Monitor, 19 April 2006.

At Heart of Iraqi Impasse, a Family Feud
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 19 April 2006.

New Rift in Iraq Unity Government Talks
Agence France Presse, 18 April 2006.

Shiite Leaders Firmly Support al-Jaafari For Another Term
Bushra Juhi. The Associated Press, 18 April 2006. Posted on the Houston Chronicle website.

Iraqis Switch off Saddam Trial to Watch Government Soap Opera
Daniel McGrory. The Times, UK, 18 April 2006.

Ex-Rebels Now Ministers as Iraqi Kurds Enjoy Power
Terry Friel. Reuters, 18 April 2006.

U.S. Allies Are Behind the Death Squads and Ethnic Cleansing
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 14 April 2006.

Acting Speaker to Convene Iraq Parliament
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 12 April 2006.

Iraqi Shias Close Meeting on PM
BBC News, 11 April 2006.

Iraqi Institutions Drifting in a Postelection Limbo
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 11 April 2006.

Jafaari and Political Reality in Iraq: A Tipping Year at Best
Anthony Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 11 April 2006.

Sunnis Seek New Names of Candidates for PM
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 10 April 2006.

A Shiite Split Will Help Iraq's New Democracy
Amir Taheri. Asharq Alawsat, 07 April 2006.

Iraqi Govt. Delays Disarming Militias
Pamela Hess. United Press International, 07 April 2006. Posted on the Monsters and Critics website.

Hopes for Announcement on Iraq Parliament Dashed
Reuters, 06 April 2006.

Iraq's Ruling Shiite Bloc Could Rupture
John Johnson, Jr. Los Angeles Times, 06 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Democracy In Iraq Not A Priority in U.S. Budget
Peter Baker. Washington Post, 05 April 2006.

I Will Not Be Forced Out By U.S. And U.K., Says Iraqi PM
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 05 April 2006.

A Silver Bullet Aimed at Iraq's Head
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 04 April 2006.

Iraq Shelves Political Talks Despite U.S. Pressure
Agence France Presse, 04 April 2006.

Iraq Illusion Shattered, With A Terrible Cost
G. Jefferson Price III. Baltimore Sun, 04 April 2006. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Can the Shiite Center Hold?
Reuel Marc Gerecht. Wall Street Journal, 03 April 2006. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research website.

Key Ally Turns Against Iraqi PM
Reuters, 02 April 2006.

Democracy: Iraq Votes, Bush Vetoes
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 31 March 2006.

Beleaguered Premier Warns U.S. to Stop Interfering in Iraq's Politics
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 30 March 2006.

Political Uncertainty Grips Iraq as Talks Cancelled
Salam Faraj. Agence France Presse, 30 March 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Services, 29 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraq: A House Divided
The Progress Report, 29 March 2006. Posted on the AlterNet website.

U.S. Envoy Reportedly Seeks New Iraq PM
Qassim Abdul-Zahara. The Associated Press, 27 March 2006. Posted on TheState.com.

Pace: Iraq Government Must Do Better
The Associated Press, 23 March 2006. Posted on the Military.com website.

Iraqis Tired of U.S.-Run Show at Criminal Court
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 22 March 2006.

Iraq Government Talks Put Off For a Week
Agence France Presse, 20 March 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Baghdad Lockdown as New Parliament Sworn In
The Associated Press, 16 March 2006. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Iraqi Government Could Still be 'Months Away'
Kamal Taha. Agence France Presse, 15 March 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Can Unified Iraq Be More Than the Sum of Its Parts?
Cragg Hines. Houston Chronicle, 14 March 2006.

Iraq: Elections, Government and Constitution
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 13 March 2006.

Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy
Aaron D. Pina. Congressional Research Service, 13 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqis Try to Put an End to Death Squads
Sinan Salaheddin. The Associated Press, 13 March 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

The Campaign to Pacify Sunni Iraq; Iraq's Sovereignty Vacuum (Part 2)
Michael Schwartz. TomDispatch.com, 12 March 2006.

Iraq's Leaders to Meet Daily to Head Off Civil War
Catherine Larkin. Bloomberg, 12 March 2006.

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz on Disintegrating Iraqi Sovereignty
Tom Engelhardt and Michael Schwartz. TomDispatch.com, 09 March 2006.

Iraq's First Parliament Meeting Delayed
Reuters, 09 March 2006.

Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 07 March 2006.

A 'White Coup' in Baghdad
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 07 March 2006.

The Trouble with Iraq's Prime Minister
Tony Karon. Time Magazine, 07 March 2006.

Iraqi President Loses Call for Parliament
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 06 March 2006.

Iraq Parliament to Sit This Week
BBC News, 06 March 2006.

Iraq's President Joins Coalition Seeking to Oust Prime Minister
The Associated Press, 05 March 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iran to Invest $1 Billion in Iraq
Muthana Aidan. Azzaman, 02 March 2006.

We Can't Force Democracy
Robert D. Kaplan. Washington Post, 02 March 2006.

Iraq Government Talks in Disarray
BBC News, 02 March 2006.

The Difficulties of Forming The New Government in Iraq
Nimrod Raphaeli. Middle East Media Research Institute, 02 March 2006.

Iraqi Parties Want Jaafari Out of Prime Minister Race
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 02 March 2006.

Red Lines Crisscross Iraq's Political Landscape
Michael A. Weinstein. Power and Interest News Report, 01 March 2006.

Iraqi Asks U.S. to Step Back From Talks
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 01 March 2006.

Who are Iraq's New Leaders? What Do They Want?
Phebe Marr. U.S. Institiute of Peace, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraq's National Vision, Economic Strategy, and Policies
Sabri Zire al-Saadi. Strategic Insights, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraqi Sunni Bloc to Rejoin Talks on Government
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 27 February 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

More Clashes Shake Iraq; Political Talks Are in Ruins
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 24 February 2006.

Turf Battles in Iraq Delay Government's Formation
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 22 February 2006.

Iraq's Jaafari Rejects U.S. Sectarian Warning
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 21 February 2006.

U.S. Warns Iraq It Won't Support Sectarian Goals
Sabrina Tavernise and Robert F. Worth. The New York Times, 21 February 2006.

Moqtada al-Sadr Throws Iraqi Unity Talks into Disarray
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 20 February 2006.

Iraqi Political Parties Hit Big Obstacles
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 19 February 2006.

Raw Politics in Iraq
David Ignatius. Washington Post, 17 February 2006.

Radical Cleric Rising as a Kingmaker in Iraqi Politics
Robert F. Worth and Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 16 February 2006.

Sh'ite Divisions May Hamstring Iraq Prime Minister
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 15 February 2006. Posted on the Assyrian International News Agency website.

Goodbye Iraq, Hello Afghanistan
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 15 February 2006.

Jaafari's Path Strewn with Rocks
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 15 February 2006.

Can Shiite Jaafari Unify the New Iraq?
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 February 2006.

SCIRI, Daawa and Sadrists in the Certified Iraq Election Results
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 11 February 2006.

Iraq Election Results Confirmed
BBC News, 10 February 2006.

Secular Faction Joins Iraq's Sunni Alliance
The Daily Star, Lebanon, 10 February 2006.

Lag in Forming Iraq Government Troublesome
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 02 February 2006.

Iraq Sunni Bloc Threatens Revolt
BBC News, 01 February 2006.

Shias Head for Uncertain Govt
Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 01 February 2006.

Iraq: Herculean Tasks Ahead
Raad Alkadiri. Arab Reform Bulletin, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 2006.

Legislation in Iraq Seeks to Limit NGOs
Meredith Mackenzie. United Press International, 31 January 2006.

Ballot-Box Win Boosts Iraqi Radical
Charles Levinson. The Christian Science Monitor, 30 January 2006.

Government Announces Plan to Fight Poverty, Create Jobs
IRIN, 30 January 2006.

Iraqi Politicians Talk Security as Militias Thrive
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 26 January 2006.

Civil War-Elect
Robert Dreyfuss, TomPaine.com, 23 January 2006. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Iraq Parliament Sets No Deadline For First Meeting
Mariam Karouny. Reuters, 23 January 2006.

Iraq's Next Big Hurdle: Unity Government
Charles Levinson. The Christian Science Monitor, 23 January 2006.

Iraq Optimistic on Gulf Arab Debt, Bond Succeeds
Khaled Yacoub Oweis. Reuters, 23 January 2006.

Al-Qa'eda Supporters Win Seats in Local Polls
Oliver Poole. The Telegraph, UK, 23 January 2006.

Shiite-Kurd Goals Stymie U.S.
Borzou Daragahi and Alissa J. Rubin. Los Angeles Times, 22 January 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraqi Sunnis to Oppose Officials 'Who Harmed Our People'
The Associated Press, 22 January 2006. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

Iraq: Elections, Government, and Constitution
Kenneth Katzman. CRS Report for Congress, 20 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Telhami: Despite Elections, Iraqis Face 'Tide of Sectarianism'
Shibley Telhami. Council on Foreign Relations, 20 January 2006.

Beyond SCIRI and Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 20 January 2006.

Iraq Election Results Show Sunni Gains
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 20 January 2006. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

After Iraqi Voting, U.S. Challenge Persists
Yochi J. Dreazen. The Wall Street Journal, 19 January 2006.

Report Cites Violations in Iraq Elections
The Associated Press, 19 January 2006.

Sunnis to Get Six Positions in Cabinet, Iraqi Aide Says
Paul Martin. The Washington Times, 17 January 2006.

U.S. Tries to Loosen Shiite Grip in Iraq
Charles Levinson. The Christian Science Monitor, 17 January 2006.

Joint Statement Issued by the Iraqi Trade Unions Concerning the Programs of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Iraq
Iraqi Trade Unions, 17 January 2006.

Stakes in Iraq Are High, But How High?
Mark Sappenfield. The Christian Science Monitor, 11 January 2006.

An Iraqi Leader Says No More Changes to Charter
John O'Neil. The New York Times, 11 January 2006.

Hussein-Era Symbols Disappear Under Edict
Jackie Spinner. Washington Post, 09 January 2006.

Kurds Nominate Talabani for Iraqi Presidency
Reuters, 08 January 2006.

Casualties, The Election, and Insurgency - A 'Red Team' View
Anthony H. Cordesmann. CSIS, 06 January 2006.

Iraq's Election Aftermath Reveals a Failed State
Michael A. Weinstein. Power and Interest News Report, 05 January 2006.

Sunni Front Agrees to Support Unity Government, While Others on Fence
Kathleen Ridolfo. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 05 January 2006.

Why Iraq's Choice of Prime Minister Doesn't Matter
Aparisim Ghosh. Time Magazine, 04 January 2006.

Women Face Enormous Obstacles in Iraqi Politics
Huda Ahmed. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 03 January 2006.

Iraqi V.P. Says No New Gov't Until April
Patrick Quinn. The Associated Press, 03 January 2006.

Monitors Begin Iraq Poll Review
BBC, 03 January 2006.

Iraq Returns to Financial Markets
BBC, 03 January 2006.

Chalabi Likely to Succeed in New Iraq Government, Despite Controversy
Dogen Hannah and Nancy A. Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 02 January 2006.

Iraqi Premier, Kurd Leader Strike Deal
Ahmed Janabi. Al-Jazeera, 02 January 2006.

Economy in Iraq Goes in All Directions
Borzou Daragahi, Paul Richter and Doug Smith. Los Angeles Times, 02 January 2006.

Iraqi Civil War? Some Experts Say It's Arrived
John Daniszewski. Los Angeles Times, 01 January 2006.

Archive Index
1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces (2006-current)
3. Military Ops & Forces (Articles from 2002-2005)
4. The Surge
5. Civilian Casualties
6. Humanitarian Crisis & Human Rights
7. International Law
8. Regional Repercussions
9. US Politics & Public Opinion
10. World Reaction
11. Media Coverage
12. Postwar Governance (2006-current)
13. Postwar Governance (Articles from 2002-2005)
14. Reconstruction & Economics
15. Oil
16. Foreign Contractors
17. Iraqi Politics & Groups
18. Insurgency
19. Iraqi Armed Forces
20. Iraqi Opinion & Media
21. Prisoner Abuse
22. Weapon Inspections
23. Cost of War
24. Intelligence Failure
25. Permanent Basing
26. Secret British Memos
27. Withdrawal
28. Fallujah

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