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Sunni Parties May Lose Ground in Final Tally
Carl Conetta. Project on Defense Alternatives, 30 December 2005.

Shiites, Kurds Forge Ahead
Jill Carroll. The Christian Science Monitor, 30 December 2005.

Uncertified Partial Results - In-Country Vote
Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, 20 December 2005. Posted on 30 December 2005 (.pdf file).

Uncertified Partial Results - Special and Out of Country Voting
Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, 26 December 2005. Posted on 30 December 2005 (.pdf file).

Interactive Map of Uncertified Partial Results from Each Governorate
The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq.

Iraq's Micro Parties Could Play Key Role
Ilene R. Prusher. The Christian Science Monitor, 29 December 2005.

Sunnis and Secular Groups Demand Review of Iraq's Election
The Associated Press, 29 December 2005.

Iraq Election Results to be Reviewed
The Associated Press, 29 December 2005. Posted on the Military.com website.

U.N. Official: Iraqi Elections Credible
Sinan Salaheddin. The Associated Press, 28 December 2005.

Iraqi Parties Try to Lay Foundation for Broad Coalition
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 28 December 2005.

Iraqi Court Disqualifies 90 Candidates
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. New York Times, 25 December 2005.

U.S. Missteps Leave Iraqis in the Dark
T. Christian Miller. Los Angeles Times, 25 December 2005.

A Disunited Iraqi Alliance Triumphs in the South
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 22 December 2005.

Turnout in the Iraqi Election Is Reported at 70 Percent
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 22 December 2005.

The Impact of the Iraqi Election: A Working Analysis
Anthony H. Cordesman. CSIS, 21 December 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Iraq's Election Result: A Divided Nation
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 21 December 2005. Posted on the Psychoanalysts For Peace and Justice website.

Iraq Minister Cites Threat of Hussein Loyalists
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 21 December 2005.

Iraqi Vote Points to Islamist Path
Ilene R. Prusher. The Christian Science Monitor, 21 December 2005.

Sunni, Secular Groups Demand New Vote
Doug Struck. Washington Post, 21 December 2005.

Assessing the Iraqi Elections' Impact on Terrorism and Insurgency
Mahan Abedin. The Jamestown Foundation, 20 December 2005.

Coercion Marred Iraq Elections: Experts
United Press International, 20 December 2005.

Sunnis Challenge Early Voting Results in Iraq
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 20 December 2005.

Rise in Poll Complaints Troubles Iraq Vote Monitors
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 19 December 2005.

Election Results to be Delayed up to Two Weeks
IRIN, 18 December 2005.

Beyond 'Democratic Peace'
Susan E. Rice. Washington Post, 16 December 2005.

Elections Aren't Enough - Seeing Iraqis Vote is Wonderful, But You Can't Rush Democracy
Fred Kaplan. Slate.com, 15 December 2005.

After Iraq Vote Success, Now for the Hard Part
Alastair Macdonald. Reuters, 15 December 2005.

After the Elections: The Road to Political Stability in Iraq
James Phillips. The Heritage Foundation, 16 December 2005.

Iraqi Vote Draws Big Turnout Of Sunnis: Anti-U.S. Sentiment is Motivator for Many
Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 16 December 2005.

Religion Again Holds Sway Among Shiite Voters
Ashraf Khalil. Los Angeles Times, 16 December 2005.

International Monitors Praise Iraqi Elections
Suleiman al-Khalidi. Reuters, 16 December 2005.

Turnout Strong for Iraq Parliamentary Vote
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 15 December 2005.

A Year On, Battle-Weary Iraqis Embrace Election as Only Hope
Richard Beeston. The Times, UK, 15 December 2005.

We Vote, Then We Throw You Out
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 15 December 2005.

The True Meaning of the Iraqi Election: A 'Trigger,' Not a 'Turning Point'
Anthony H. Cordesman. CSIS, 15 December 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

President Discusses Iraqi Elections, Victory in the War on Terror
George W. Bush. Transcript of speech in Washington, D.C., 14 December 2005.

'This Election is to Make People Forget About the Occupation'
David Enders. Mother Jones, 14 December 2005.

Election Goal No. 1: Holding Iraq Together
Wright Bryan. NPR, 14 December 2005.

What to Expect in Iraq After the December 15 Elections
Erich Marquardt and Adam Wolfe. PINR, 14 December 2005.

Security Chaos Scares Off International Observers for Iraq Poll
Mazen Ghazi and Ahmed Fathy. Islam Online, 14 December 2005.

'A Note For the Future: Fast-Tracking Democracy Also Means Fast-Tracking Political Apathy'
Salam Pax. The Guardian, 14 December 2005.

Police Seize Forged Ballots Headed to Iraq From Iran
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 14 December 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

U.S. Military: Iraqi Detainees Given Chance to Cast Ballots
Stars and Stripes, 14 December 2005.

After Poll, Constitution Will Be Iraq's Next Hurdle
Luke Baker. Reuters, 14 December 2005.

Iraq's Perilous, Pricey Campaign
Ilene R. Prusher. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 December 2005.

In Iraq, Old-Style Chicago Politics Is Boss
Ashraf Khalil. Los Angeles Times, 13 December 2005.

The Balance Shifts in the Battle Between Secular and Islamist Iraq
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 13 December 2005.

Iraqi Official's Visit to Sunni Province Underscores Depth of Distrust
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 13 December 2005.

Iraq: The Beginning of the End
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 12 December 2005. Posted on the Counterpunch website.

Some Iraqis Cast Ballots in Early Voting
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 12 December 2005.

In Iraq, Security Trumps Women's Rights
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 12 December 2005.

Kurdish Youth Hold Key to Power in Iraqi Elections
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 12 December 2005.

Boys of Baghdad College Vie for Prime Minister
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 12 December 2005.

Commission Finds Irregularities in Iraqi Voter Registration
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 11 December 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Politics, Iraqi Style: Slick TV Ads, Text Messaging and Gunfire
Robert F. Worth and Edward Wong. The New York Times, 11 December 2005.

A Bus, and Talk of Iraq's Future, Course Through a City's Streets
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 11 December 2005.

Iraqi Insurgents Urge Sunnis to Vote, Warn Zarqawi
Reuters, 11 December 2005.

Iraqi Terror Hotline Not So Hot
Agence France Presse, 11 December 2005.

Clerics Use Friday Prayers to Urge Big Iraqi Vote
Fadil al-Badrani. Reuters, 09 December 2005.

Iraq's Powerful Shiite Coalition Shows Signs of Stress as Parliamentary Elections Loom
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 09 December 2005.

Terrorists Won't Quit After Dec. 15 Iraq Voting, Official Says
Gerry J. Gilmore. American Forces Press Service, 08 December 2005. Posted on the DefenseLink website.

In Cities Bush Cited, Progress Is Relative
Robin Wright and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 08 December 2005.

In Iraq, Signs of Political Evolution
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 08 December 2005.

Iraq Gripped by Advertising Boom in Election Run-up
Agence France Presse, 07 December 2005.

Shia in War of Words as Elections Draw Near
Steve Negus. Financial Times, 05 December 2005.

More Iraqis Look to Vote Secular Dec. 15
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 05 December 2005.

Killing: No Longer a Practical Instrument of Political Domination?
Nicolas J.S. Davies. Online Journal, 05 December 2005.

Sunni Candidates in Iraq Find Enemies on All Sides
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 05 December 2005.

Non-Iraqi Arabs Banned From Iraq
BBC, 02 December 2005.

Death or Democracy: Iraqis Offered Unsubtle Choice
Paul Tait and Mussab al-Khairalla. Reuters, 02 December 2005.

Major Parties and Contenders for December Parliamentary Elections
Kathleen Ridolfo. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 23 November 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Elections 101, Iraqi-Style
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 01 December 2005.

Iraq's Political-Campaign Season in Full Swing as Violence Continues
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 27 November 2005. Posted on the Seattle Times website.

What Iraq Will Look Like After the Elections
Roger Owen. The Boston Globe, 27 November 2005.

Southern Iraq Gears Up for Elections
Reidar Visser. Historiae, 23 November 2005.

Vote in Iraq is Once Again Fraught With Peril
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 22 November 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance
Kenneth Katzman. CRS Report for Congress, 21 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Police, Civil Servants in Iraq Punished for Not Voting
Wirya Hama Tahir. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 18 November 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Sunnis Want Halt in Iraq Military Actions
Bassem Mroue. Herald News Daily, 13 November 2005.

Top Baathists Not Welcome at Cairo Talks - Iraqi PM
Claudia Parsons. Reuters, 11 November 2005.

Iraq: The Way Forward Series
Council on Foreign Relations, 08 November 2005.

Looted Iraqi Relics Slow To Surface
Guy Gugliotta. Washington Post, 08 November 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Iraqi Politicians Condemn U.S. Offensive
Al Jazeera, 07 November 2005.

Is Political Consensus Possible In Iraq?
Nathan J. Brown. Carnegie Endowment, November 2005 (.pdf file).

Rush to Stabilize May Backfire in Polarized Iraq
Shibley Telhami. San Jose Mercury News, 30 October 2005. Posted on The Brookings Institution website.

Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential
The Nation, 26 October 2005.

Iraq Referendum: Milestone not Destination
Paul Reynolds. BBC News, 25 October 2005.

Iraqi Election Results, by Province
New York Times, 25 October 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Iraqis Approve New Constitution in a Split Vote
Nancy A. Youssef. Knight-Ridder, 25 October 2005.

Iraq's Future Still in Doubt as Elections Approach
Adam Wolfe. Power and Interest News Report, 24 October 2005.

Stealing Votes in Iraq?
Christopher Allbritton. Time Magazine, 18 October 2005.

Monitors in Iraq Review Votes Where 'Yes' Ballots Hit 90%
Dexter Filkins and Robert F. Worth. New York Times, 18 October 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

The Iraqi Constitution: A Referendum for Disaster
Phyllis Bennis. Institute for Policy Studies, 13 October 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Powerful Sunni Group Urges Iraqis to Reject New Charter
Edward Wong. New York Times, 13 October 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Lack of Information, Poll Access May Hinder Voting for Rural Iraqis
Erik Slavin. Stars and Stripes, 13 October 2005. Posted on the Military.com website.

Can Shiites Appease Sunnis Before Vote?
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 13 October 2005.

Deal in Iraq Raises Hopes For Passage of Constitution
Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 12 October 2005.

Sunni Leaders Offer Mixed Views of Deal on Constitution
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 12 October 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Public Unenthused by Constitution Poll
Duraed Salman. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 12 October 2005.

Iraqi Sunnis Focus Beyond Saturday's Vote
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 11 October 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Muted Hopes for Next Iraqi Vote
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 11 October 2005.

Where Charter Is Least Of Worries
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 07 October 2005.

General Warns of Baghdad Bloodshed Before Vote
USA Today, 05 October 2005.

Iraq Reverses Last-Minute Changes to Voting Laws
The Associated Press, 04 October 2005. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Draconian New Law, Aimed at Crushing Resistance, Passed by Iraq Legislature
The Associated Press, 04 October 2005. Posted on the Infoshop News website.

Iraq's President Calls for PM to Step Down
Yahya Barzanji. The Associated Press, 03 October 2005. Posted on the USA Today website.

Weak Authoritarianism and Iraqi State Building
Graeme P. Herd. Conflict Studies Research Centre, October 2005 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website.

Stuffing Iraq's Ballot Boxes
Gareth Porter. Asia Times, 30 September 2005.

Just Vote No - Iraqis Should Reject the Constitution
Fred Kaplan. Slate.com, 27 September 2005.

Aid to Iraq Ministries To Shift to Pentagon
Bradley Graham and Robin Wright. Washington Post, 26 September 2005.

Iraq's Democracy Dilemma
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 22 September 2005.

Theocracy Lite
Katha Pollitt. The Nation, 19 September 2005.

US Claims Success in Iraq Despite Onslaught: Body Counts Now Cited as Benchmarks
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 19 September 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Iraq Parliament Approves Constitution
Pakistan Tribune, 19 September 2005.

Amended Iraq Charter Sent to UN
BBC News, 14 September 2005.

US Influence 'Too Much'
Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 05 September 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

A Weak Constitution
H.D.S. Greenway. Boston Globe, 02 September 2005.

Sticking Points in Constitution May Come Back to Haunt Iraq
Edmund Sanders. Los Angeles Times, 31 August 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Sunnis Crisis Over Iraqi Constitution
Rory Carroll and Qais al-Bashir. The Guardian, 30 August 2005.

Iraq: Democracy or Disintegration?
Jim Lobe. Inter Press Service, 30 August 2005. Posted on the Antiwar.com website.

Fragile Agreement for Sons of Mesopotamia
Rory Carroll. The Guardian, 29 August 2005.

Factions Join Hands Against Constitution
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 29 August 2005.

Iraq Charter Strife Hurts U.S. Strategy
Tyler Marshall and Alissa J. Rubin. Los Angeles Times, 27 August 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Official: No Constitutional Draft on Thursday
The Associated Press, 25 August 2005. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Why Iraq's Sunnis Fear Constitution
Dan Murphy and Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 24 August 2005.

Secular Iraqis Say New Charter May Curb Rights
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 24 August 2005.

An Islamic Republic of Iraq?
Roger Hardy. BBC News, 23 August 2005.

Iraqi Pessimistic of Constitution Deal
Sameer N. Yacoub. The Associated Press, 23 August 2005.

Articles of Consternation: Iraq's Infuriatingly Vague Constitution
Fred Kaplan. Slate.com, 23 August 2005.

Iraq: Armed Groups Urge Participation in Referendum
ADN Kronos International, 22 August 2005.

Iraq's Constitution on the Edge
Sami Zubaida. Open Democracy, 22 August 2005.

Progress as Iraq Constitution Deadline Nears
The Associated Press, 22 August 2005. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Iraq Puts Positive Face On Constitution Delay
Jonathan Finer and Khalid Saffar. Washington Post, 17 August 2005.

Assembly Faces 18 Difficult Steps
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 10 August 2005.

Baghdad Mayor Is Ousted by a Shiite Group and Replaced
James Glanz. New York Times, 10 August 2005.

Insurgents Kill 28 People in Iraq as Constitution Meeting Begins
AFX News Limited, 09 August 2005. Posted on the Forbes website.

Jafari Offers Security Plan for Iraq Amid Talk of U.S. Pullback
Alissa J. Rubin. Los Angeles Times, 05 August 2005. Posted on the EPIC website.

Seven Questions: Framing Iraq's Constitution
Foreign Policy, August 2005.

Iraq Faces Deadlock On Charter
Khalid Al-Saffar and Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 31 July 2005.

Iraqi Committee Expects Extension on Deadline to Draft Constitution
Alisha Ryu. Voice of America, 31 July 2005.

Iraq Constitution May Erode Women's Rights
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 26 July 2005.

The Constitution and the Kurds
Peter W. Galbraith. Boston Globe, 25 July 2005.

Iraq to Draft Constitution Despite Boycott
People's Daily Online, 25 July 2005.

From 'Arabization' to Article 58: Kirkuk's Status within Post-Saddam Iraq Looms Over Constitutional Debate
Daily Star (Lebanon), 21 July 2005.

Never-ending Task of Iraq's Judges
Rory MacClean. BBC News, 21 July 2005.

Sunnis Walk Out of Committee Writing Iraq's Constitution
Alisha Ryu. Voice of America, 20 July 2005.

Get Out the Vote
Seymour M. Hersh. New Yorker, 18 July 2005.

Iraqi Ministry Accused of Deceit
Hannah Allam. Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2005.

It's Stop and Go for Iraq's Charter Panel
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 07 July 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance
Kenneth Katzman. CRS Report for Congress, 05 July 2005.

U.S. Embassy in Iraq Refuses to Negotiate
Mariam Fam. The Associated Press, 01 July 2005.

Report to Congress Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq
DefenseLink, July 2005.

Iraq's Constitutional Process Plunges Ahead
Nathan J. Brown. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website (.pdf file).

Iraq: United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations
Tom Coipuram. CRS Report for Congress, 27 June 2005 (.pdf file).

More Sunnis Approved for Constitution Panel
Ashraf Khalil. Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraq: Elections and New Government
Kenneth Katzman. CRS Report for Congress, 24 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Evangelicals Building a Base in Iraq
Caryle Murphy. Washington Post, 23 June 2005.

Senator Asks Ultimatum Be Given Iraq on Charter
Douglas Jehl. New York Times, 23 June 2005.

Iraq's Democratic Engine Sputters
Ferry Biedermann. Asia Times, 21 June 2005.

82 Iraqi MPs Demand Occupation Pullout
Journal of Turkish Weekly, 20 June 2005.

Iraq's Democratic Engine Not Turning Over
Ferry Biedermann. Inter Press Service, 18 June 2005. Posted on the Antiwar.com website.

Sunnis to Accept Offer of a Role in Constitution
Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times, 17 June 2005.

Iraqi Leaders to Include More Sunnis in Drafting Constitution
Associated Press/Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Dispute Over Iraq's Constitutional Process Has Sectarian Tone, Threatens More Turmoil
Hamza Hendawi. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2005.

Iraq Moves Further Toward a Political Stalemate
Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times, 12 June 2005.

Iraq Sunnis Reject Compromise on Constitution
Omar Anwar. Reuters, 10 June 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Sectarian Divide Widens on Iraq's Constitutional Panel
Jonathan Finer and Naseer Nouri. Washington Post, 09 June 2005.

Iraq: Don't Rush the Constitution
International Crisis Group, 08 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Dozens of Sunnis Expected to Help Draft Iraq Constitution
Edward Wong. New York Times, 06 June 2005.

'Peaceful' Basra Now Out of Control
Tom Regan. Christian Science Monitor, 01 June 2005.

Basra Out of Control, Says Chief of Police
Rory Carroll. The Guardian, 31 May 2005. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Iraqi Council Doesn't Stick to an Agenda
Doug Smith. Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Iraqis Wary of New Prime Minister's Strategy
Steven Komarow. USA Today, 27 May 2005.

Kurds Still Without Govt After January Poll
Mohammed Amin Abdulqadir. Inter Press Service, 26 May 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

US Moves to Reassert Itself in Iraq Affairs
Paul Richter and Ashraf Khalil, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2005.

Iraq Starts Battle Over Constitution
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2005.

Iraq Tries to Complete Cabinet, but a Sunni Rejects Nomination
Richard A. Oppel. New York Times, 08 May 2005.

Gaping Holes in Iraq's New Cabinet
Valentinas Mite. Asia Times, 06 May 2005.

Iraqi Cabinet Sworn In; Some Posts Go Unfilled
Galutra Bahadur and Hannah Allam. Knight Ridder, 03 May 2005.

New Iraq Leaders Face Violent Surge
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 02 May 2005.

Lawmakers Usher in First Elected Government Since Saddam's Fall
The Associated Press, 28 April 2005. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Iraq: The Real Election
Mark Danner. New York Review of Books,, 28 April 2005.

Political Stalemate Returns, Delays Iraqi Announcement
The Associated Press, 27 April 2005. Posted on the USA Today website.

Ethnic, Political Ties Seen As Key to Job in Iraqi Government
Gaiutra Bahadur. Knight-Ridder Newspapers, 19 April 2005.

Rumsfeld, in Talks in Iraq, Warns About Corruption
Thom Shanker and Christine Hauser. New York Times, 12 April 2005.

New Iraqi President Sworn In; Jaafari Is Named Prime Minister
Robert F. Worth and Christine Hauser. New York Times, 07 April 2005.

Power-Sharing in Iraq
David L. Phillips. Council on Foreign Relations, 06 April 2005 (.pdf file).

Power Struggles Stall Iraqi Provincial Councils
Edmunds Sanders. Los Angeles Times, 06 April 2005.

Iraq Takes Step Toward New Government
Edward Wong. New York Times, 04 April 2005.

Follow the Money
Michael Hirsh. Newsweek, 04 April 2005.

Iraqi Politicians Complain of Flaws in Interim Law
Edward Wong. New York Times, 03 April 2005.

The Implications of the Delayed Formation of Iraq's Government
Adam Wolfe. Power and Interest News Report, 01 April 2005.

History Matters: Past as Prologue in Building Democracy in Iraq
Eric Davis. Orbis, Spring 2005 (.pdf file).

A Power Vacuum in Iraq?
Tony Karon. Time Magazine, 29 March 2005.

Splits Paralyse Iraqi Parliament
BBC News, 29 March 2005.

Delay and Uncertainty Hamper Day-to-Day Efforts of Iraqi Ministries
Edward Wong. New York Times, 26 March 2005.

Shia Leaders Close to Deal on Iraqi Government
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 23 March 2005.

Top Shiite Cleric Urges Iraqis to Form Coalition
Edward Wong. New York Times, 22 March 2005.

Rumsfeld Cautions Iraqis on New Government
Brian Knowlton. International Herald Tribune, 20 March 2005. Posted on the New York Times website.

Iraq's Transitional Law Under Attack
Becky Branford. BBC News, 18 March 2005.

Post-War Iraq: A Table and Chronology of Foreign Contributions
Jeremy M. Sharp and Christopher M. Blanchard. CRS Report for Congress, 18 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Iraq Assembly Meets But Minds Do Not
Catherine Philp. The Times, UK, 17 March 2005.

Democracy - by George?
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 16 March 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Jaafari: New Iraqi Government within Two Weeks
Middle East Online, 16 March 2005.

Shia, Kurds Agree to Form Government
Al Jazeera, 10 March 2005.

"Foreign Forces Must Leave Iraq as Soon as Possible," Declares the Head of the Shiite Alliance
Patrice Claude. Le Monde, 08 March 2005.

Kurds, Shi'ite Agree on Leadership Positions
Sharon Behn. Washington Times, 04 March 2005.

Iraq's New Government May Take Weeks to Be Formed
Khaled Yacoub Oweis. Reuters, 04 March 2005. Posted on the Assyrian International News Agency website.

Iraqi Power-Sharing Talks Falter
Rawya Rageh. The Associated Press, 03 March 2005. Posted on the Washington Post website.

A Top Contender to Lead Iraq Negotiating for Kurds' Support
Caryle Murphy. Washington Post, 03 March 2005.

I Will Bring al-Sadr into Government, Says the Man Tipped to Be Iraq's New PM
Toby Harnden. The Telegraph, 16 February 2005.

One Prime Ministerial Candidate Withdraws, Chalabi's Chances Grow
Jamie Tarabay. The Associated Press, 15 February 2005. Posted on the Liberty Post website.

Iraqi Groups Link Role in Politics to US Exit
Middle East Online, 15 February 2005.

Rice Sends Team to Assess Iraq Transition
Robin Wright and Glenn Kessler. Washington Post, 15 February 2005.

Iraq Agency 'Run Like the Wild West'
BBC News, 15 February 2005.

Split Verdict in Iraqi Vote Sets State for Weak Government
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 14 February 2005.

Prospective Iraqi Premier a Man of Many Labels
Doug Struck. Washington Post, 14 February 2005.

Iraq Shias Move to Form Coalition
BBC News, 14 February 2005.

Mosque and State: Just How Close?
Stanley Reed. Business Week, 14 February 2005.

Election Results Leave Sunnis Almost Unrepresented, but Not at a Loss
Nancy A. Youssef. Knight-Ridder, 13 February 2005.

View Emerging of Shiite-Ruled Iraq
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 07 February 2005.

The Iraqi Election: "First Step" or Detour?
Carl Conetta. Global Beat Syndicate, 07 February 2005.

Kurds Accused of Rigging Kirkuk Vote
Al Jazeera, 06 February 2005.

U.S. 'In for a Shock': In Early Election Results, Shiite Cleric's Alliance Trouncing Washington's Favorite
Borzou Daragahi. San Francisco Chronicle, 04 February 2005.

In Diverse Mosul, Slightly More Than 10% Voted, but That's More Than Expected
Christine Hauser. New York Times, 03 February 2005.

Iraq Favourite Claims Win as Ballot Shortage Revealed
Sydney Morning Herald, 03 February 2005.

After Vote, Sunni Bitterness Stirs
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 02 February 2005.

Iraqi Christians Claim Their Votes Blocked
Eric Fleischauer. Decatur Daily, 02 February 2005.

Iraqis Report a Variety of Complaints About Irregularities on Election Day
James Glanz and Christine Hauser. New York Times, 02 February 2005.

Sunnis Complain They Were Deprived of Chance to Vote
Borzou Daragahi. Newhouse News Service, 01 February 2005.

Urgent Tasks Loom After Iraq Polling
Anne Barnard. Boston Globe, 01 February 2005.

The Vietnam Turnout Was Good as Well
Sami Ramadani. The Guardian, 01 February 2005.

It's Not the Vote that Counts
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 01 February 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

What They're Not Telling You About the "Election"
Dahr Jamail. Electronic Iraq, 01 February 2005. Posted on the Information Clearing House website.

Irregularities Mar Northern Iraq Poll
ABC News Australia, 31 January 2005.

Patient Shias File in to End Centuries of Exclusion Almost Over for Shias
Rory Carroll. The Guardian, 31 January 2005.

For Shiites, a Sense of Triumph
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 31 January 2005.

The Way Out of Iraq: Decentralizing the Iraqi Government
Ivan Eland. Independent Institute, 30 January 2005 (.pdf file).

The al-Sistani Factor in Iraq Election
Mohamad Bazzi. Newsday, 30 January 2005.

Summary of Attacks on Election Day
Al Jazeera, 30 January 2005.

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Iraq, the Vote: The Press Sizes Up the Election
Greg Mitchell. Editor and Publisher, 30 January 2005.

Reporters' Log: Iraqi Elections
BBC News, 30 January 2005.

How Much Power Will the New Iraqi Government Really Have?
Stephen Zunes. Foreign Policy in Focus, 28 January 2005.

Elections Begin Yearlong Political March in Iraq
Matthew B. Stannard and Edward Epstein. San Francisco Chronicle, 28 January 2005.

Iraq's Non-Election
Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood. Common Dreams, 28 January 2005.

Election in the Shadow of the Gun
Ben Brown. BBC News, 28 January 2005.

How Iraq's Election Will Work
Christian Science Monitor, 28 January 2005.

Iraqi Sheik Struggles for Votes, And Against Religious Tradition
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 27 January 2005.

A Primer on the Main Issues Surrounding Iraq's Election
Hannah Allam and Steven Butler. Knight-Ridder, 26 January 2005.

Coaching Iraq's New Candidates, Discreetly
Karl Vick and Robin Wright. Washington Post, 26 January 2005.

U.S. Force Stepped Up in Iraq for Election
Thom Shanker. New York Times, 25 January 2005. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

Political Islam Put to the Test In Southern Iraq
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 25 January 2005.

Balking at Vote, Sunnis Seek Role on Constitution
Edward Wong. New York Times, 25 January 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Shiite Grand Ayatollah is Key Figure in Iraq Vote, Despite Not Being Candidate or Party Leader
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 24 January 2005. Posted on the WTNH website.

Where Candidates Hide, One Iraqi Hits the Stump
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 24 January 2005.

Can Iraq's Election Be Saved?
Bill Powell with Christopher Allbritton. Time Magazine, 24 January 2005.

Iraqi Elections: Human Rights Concerns
Human Rights Watch, 21 January 2005.

Iraq's Poll Wreckers Kill 29
Andrew Marshall. The Scotsman, 20 January 2005.

Voter Turnout Won't Be Enough to Legitimize Election
Paul McGeough. Sydney Morning Herald, 20 January 2005. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Iraqi Expats Will Play Major Role in Election
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 19 January 2005.

Iraq's Perilous Election and the Need for Exit Strategies
Erich Marquardt. Power and Interest News Report, 17 January 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

US Troops Gather for Onslaught as Mosul Unrest Threatens Election
Richard Beeston. London Times, 17 January 2005.

Anxious Iraqis Are Leaving Before Elections
Jackie Spinner and Naseer Nouri. Washington Post, 17 January 2005.

Rising Violence and Fear Drive Iraq Campaigners Underground
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 16 January 2005.

Phones Down, Borders Sealed, Troops on the Streets: It's Time for Democracy
Richard Beeston. The Times, UK, 14 January 2005.

Postpone Iraq's Elections
Anas Shallal. Foreign Policy in Focus, 13 January 2005.

More Political Parties, Individuals Withdraw from Iraqi Elections
Xinhua, 13 January 2005.

Secrecy Surrounds Iraq Vote
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 13 January 2005.

Under Fire, Election Workers in Iraq Are Scared but Resolute
Christine Hauser. New York Times, 13 January 2005.

This Election Could Plunge Iraq Further Into the Abyss
Seaumas Milne. The Guardian, 13 January 2005.

Ayatollah Alarms Sunnis with Pledge of Security Force Purge
James Hider. London Times, 12 January 2005.

Iraq's Imperfect Election
Tony Karon. Time Magazine, 12 January 2005.

Allawi Group Slips Cash to Reporters
Steve Negus. Financial Times, 10 January 2005.

Blistering Attacks Threaten Iraq Election
Paul Reynolds. BBC News, 10 January 2005.

After Threats, Iraqi Electoral Board Resigns
Jackie Spinner. Washington Post, 10 January 2005.

Obstacles Plague Absentee Voting for Iraqis in U.S.
Caryle Murphy. Washington Post, 10 January 2005.

Campaigning in Iraq has Worsened Ethnic, Religious Tensions
Nancy Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 09 January 2005.

Poll Will Be Illegitimate, Iraqi Elder Statesman Warms
Nicholas Pyke. The Independent, 09 January 2005.

U.S. Is Haunted by Initial Plan for Iraq Voting
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 09 January 2005.

How a Vote Could Derail Democracy
Larry Diamond. New York Times, 09 January 2005. Posted on the Education for Peace in Iraq Center website.

Iraq Extends Emergency Measures
BBC News, 06 January 2005.

Internal U.S. Poll Shows Sunnis Not Likely to Vote in Iraq Election
Agence France-Presse, 06 January 2005. Posted on the Turkish Press website.

Weeks Before Vote, General Says Parts of Iraq Are Not Ready
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 06 January 2005.

Ally of Militant Cleric Is on the Stump in Sadr City
Erik Eckholm. New York Times, 05 January 2005.

Will Elections Make a Difference in Iraq?
Mark LeVine. Foreign Policy in Focus, 05 January 2005.

Iraq's Bloody Election Season
Tony Karon. Time Magazine, 05 January 2005.

Blistering Attacks Threaten Iraq Election
Paul Reynolds. BBC News, 05 January 2005.

If Sunni's Won't Vote, Then What?
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 05 January 2005.

Defiant Sunni Arabs Refuse to Join Iraq's Poll Campaign
Steve Negus and Dhiya Rasan. Financial Times, 04 January 2005.

Militants' Campaign Twists Logistics of Iraq Election
Ashraf Khalil. Los Angeles Times, 03 January 2005.

Rules Relaxed to Tempt Sunni Vote in Iraq Elections
James Hider. Times London, 03 January 2005.

Delay the Elections
Adnan Pachachi. Washington Post, 02 January 2005.

Compilation of 111 Iraqi Electoral Lists with Leaders and Political Orientation
Posted on TC Factory website, 02 January 2005.

The Bullet and the Ballot
Patrick Cockburn. The Spectator, 01 January 2005.

Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq
Report to Congress, 2005. Posted on the Globalsecurity.org website.

In the Wake of War: Improving U.S. Post-Conflict Capabilities
Council on Foreign Relations, 2005 (.pdf file).

Iraqis Grapple with Confusing Election Choices
Lin Noueihed. Reuters, 30 December 2004.

For U.S., New Hurdles on Way to Iraqi Vote
Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor, 29 December 2004.

Shiite, Sunni Groups Pick Parliamentary Candidates
Hannah Allam. Knight Ridder, 29 December 2004. Posted on the Seattle Times website.

Problems Mount for Iraqi Vote
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 28 December 2004.

Main Sunni Party Pulls Out of Iraqi Election
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 28 December 2004.

Iraqi Food Funds Sent to Lebanese Banks
Nicholas Pelham. Financial Times, 28 December 2004 Posted on the Occupation Watch website.

Iraq Officials Reject U.S. Election Proposal
Tom Regan. Christian Science Monitor, 27 December 2004.

Mosul: Northern Powder-keg?
BBC News, 21 December 2004.

Election Drives Attacks on Shia
Tarik Kafala. BBC News, 20 December 2004.

A Poll Governed by Fear: Millions Will Get No Chance to Vote, and the War Will Go On
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 19 December 2004.

Coalition Forces Struggle to Restore Peace in Time for Iraq's Elections
Trevor Royle. Sunday Herald, 19 December 2004.

Iraq's Election Is Seen as a 'Jungle of Ambiguity'
John F. Burns. New York Times, 18 December 2004.

Why Elections Won't Quell Iraq Resistance
Molly Bingham. Boston Globe, 15 December 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Controversial U.S. Groups Operate Behind Scenes on Iraq Vote
Lisa Ashkenaz Croke and Brian Dominick. The New Standard,, 13 December 2004.

Iraqis Confused Ahead of January Election
Reuters, 12 December 2004.

Shiites Signal Concern Over Sunni Turnout Amid Violence
Robert F. Worth. New York Times, 10 December 2004.

The Grand Elector Sistani
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 10 December 2004.

Logistical Issues May Undermine Iraq Vote
Mohamad Bazzi. Newsday, 08 December 2004.

Iraqi Leader Suggests Staggered Election
CNN, 08 December 2004.

Iraq's Election Wild Card: Kirkuk
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 07 December 2004.

White House Getting Used to Idea of Shia Government
Guy Dinmore. Financial Times, 03 December 2004.

Dead Wrong on the Iraqi Elections
Juan Cole. Electronic Iraq, 03 December 2004.

Bid Builds to Delay Iraq Vote
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 29 November 2004.

U.S. Firm on Iraq Election Date in Face of Rising Concerns
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 29 November 2004.

Shiites Reject Delay of Election; Dispute Deepens Iraqi Fault Lines
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 28 November 2004.

Iraqi Powerbrokers Reject Election Delay
ABC News Australia, 28 November 2004.

US Ambassador Sticks to January 30 Iraq Poll Date
ABC News Australia, 27 November 2004.

Iraqi Parties Request Poll Delay
BBC News, 27 November 2004.

Iraqis Call for Delay in Election
Ashraf Khalil and Patrick J. McDonnell. Los Angeles Times, 27 November 2004.

Chaos in Iraq Imperils Voting
Esther Schrader and Mark Mazzetti. Los Angeles Times, 20 November 2004.

Iraq Vote Could Be Delayed
Michael Howard and Rory McCarthy. The Guardian, 15 November 2004.

Iraq's Sunni Clerics Call for Election Boycott
Lin Noueihed. Reuters, 09 November 2004.

Don't Rig the Iraqi Election
Marina Ottaway. Washington Post, 08 November 2004. Posted on the Truthout website.

Battle Near, Iraqi Sunnis Make Offer
Karl Vick. Washington Post, 06 November 2004.

Iraq: Can Local Governance Save Central Government?
International Crisis Group, 27 October 2004. Posted on the ReliefWeb website (.pdf file).

Election No Cause for Complacency
Wahidullah Amani. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 22 October 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Religious Leaders Ahead in Iraq Poll
Robin Wright. Washington Post, 22 October 2004.

Iraq: Finding Legitimacy in Democracy
Jonathan Feiser. Power and Interest News Report, 09 October 2004.

Bush to Aid 'Moderate' Parties in Iraq Election
Adam Entous. Reuters, 08 October 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Militant Cleric Considers Entry into Iraqi Politics
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 03 October 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

US Troops Stop Honouring Iraq 'No-Go' Deals
Steve Negus. Financial Times, 24 September 2004.

UN Envoy Sees an Uphill Battle in Iraq
Farah Stockman. Boston Globe, 15 September 2004.

Iraqi Conference on Election Plan Sinks Into Chaos
John F. Burns. New York Times, 16 August 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Deep Divides Halt Key Iraq Meeting
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 30 July 2004.

Iraq's PM Poised for Martial Law
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 07 July 2004.

Iraq Battles Its Leaking Borders
Ann Scott Tyson. Christian Science Monitor, 06 July 2004.

Blind Ambition
Katherine McIntire Peters. Government Executive Magazine, 01 July 2004.

Inventing Iraqi Democracy in North Carolina
Pratap Chatterjee. CorpWatch, 01 July 2004. Posted on the War Profiteers website.

U.S. Transfers Political Authority in Iraq
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Mike Allen and Doug Struck. Washington Post, 28 June 2004.

U.S. Edicts Curb Power Of Iraq's Leadership
Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 27 June 2004.

Can Self-Rule Bring Security?
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 25 June 2004.

Figures Indicate Challenging Transition Ahead in Iraq
Anthony Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 25 June 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Power Slips From Hands of US Pro-Consul
Rupert Cornwell. The Independent, 24 June 2004.

Old Iraqi Council Clings to Key Roles
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 24 June 2004.

Security a Shambles Ahead of Handover
Rory McCarthy and Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 24 June 2004.

Iraq's New 'Iron Fist' Threatens Martial Law
Toby Harnden. The Telegraph, 21 June 2004.

Development Fund for Iraq with Financial Report
10 June 2004. Posted on the Coalition Provisional Authority website.

US Bans Cleric from Iraq Elections
Jonathan Steele and Patrick Wintour. The Guardian, 08 June 2004.

Charging on in Iraq - But Which Way?
Col. Daniel Smith, USA (Ret.). Foreign Policy in Focus, 07 June 2004 (.pdf file).

Islamic Parties Get Token Role in New Iraqi Government
Geoffrey York and Orly Halpern. Globe and Mail, 02 June 2004.

Iraq's New Government Faces Bargaining Over Its Power
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 02 June 2004.

Choice of Leaders Restores Political Clout for the Sunni Arabs
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 02 June 2004.

A Look at Iraq's New Interim Government
The Associated Press, 01 June 2004.

Turbulent Transition in Iraq: Can it Succeed?
Judith S. Yaphe. Strategic Forum, June 2004 (.pdf file).

Insecuring Iraq
Daniel Byman. The National Interest, Summer 2004. Posted on the Brookings Institution website (.pdf file).

Future Iraqi Prime Minister Named
BBC News, 28 May 2004.

UN Fury Over Bush Attempts to Install PM
Anne Penketh and Justin Huggler. The Independent, 27 May 2004.

Iraq's Transitional Law
Joseph A. Christoff. General Accounting Office, 25 May 2004 (.pdf file).

Iraq's Day of Reckoning
Adam Roberts. The Guardian, 25 May 2004.

Big Hurdles Loom with Handover
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 24 May 2004.

Democracy Now
Robert Kagan and William Kristol. The Weekly Standard, 17 May 2004. Posted on the Project for the New American Century website (.pdf file).

Behind the Scenes, U.S. Tightens Grip On Iraq's Future
Yochi J. Dreazen and Christopher Cooper. Iraq.net, 17 May 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

New UN Resolution Must Turn Over U.S. Control of Iraq's Oil Revenues to Iraqis
Open Society Institute, 10 May 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

UN Fleshes Out Plans for Iraq's Transition
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 03 May 2004.

Burning with Anger: Iraqis Infuriated by New Flag that was Designed in London
Patrick Cockburn and David Usborne. The Independent, 28 April 2004.

U.S. Sets Limits to Iraqi Self-Rule
BBC News, 27 April 2004.

Iraq's Baathist Dilemma
Peter Biles. BBC News, 23 April 2004.

White House Says Iraq Sovereignty Could Be Limited
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 23 April 2004.

US Turns to Old Foes to Secure Iraq
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 21 April 2004.

US Now Looking to Install a PM in Iraq
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 29 March 2004. Posted on the Sydney Morning Herald website.

The Iraqi Constitution
Phyllis Bennis. Foreign Policy in Focus, 17 March 2004.

Premature Rejoicing in Kirkuk
Peter Beaumont. The Guardian, 09 March 2004.

Mistrust Despite Accord
Roger Hardy. BBC News, 08 March 2004.

Iraq's Transitional Administrative Law
Iraqi Governing Council, 08 March 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Baghdad Attack Leaders to Return to Iraq
Russ Bynum. The Associated Press, 04 March 2004. Posted on The Washington Post website.

Iraqis Agree Draft Constitution
BBC News, 01 March 2004.

Iraqi Experts Tossed With the Water
Ariana Eunjung Cha. Washington Post, 27 February 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Why Iraqi Women Aren't Complaining
Haifa Zangana. The Guardian, 19 February 2004.

U.S. Presidential Politics and Self-Rule for Iraqis
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 19 February 2004. Posted on the Veterans for Peace website.

Coalition Speeds Up Iraqi Elections
Anton La Guardia. The Telegraph, 17 Februray 2004.

Iraq's Secular Parties Try to Gain Ground
Lee Keath. The Associated Press, 09 February 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

U.S. Must Quit Iraq Before Vote, Say Sunnis
Rory McCarthy. The Guardian, 26 January 2004.

US Set for Iraq Election Retreat
Patrick Wintour, et. al. The Guardian, 21 January 2004.

Shia Protesters Step Up Demand for Iraq Elections
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 20 January 2004.

Direct Election of Iraq Assembly Pushed by Cleric
Edward Wong. New York Times, 12 January 2004.

Making Compromises to Keep a Country Whole
Edward Wong. New York Times, 04 January 2004. Posted on the OmarMasry.net website.

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq
Bruce Hoffman. RAND, 2004.

Sunni Elders Urge Cooperation with US
Jason Keyser. The Associated Press, 30 December 2003. Posted on the Boston Globe website.

The Man Who Would Succeed Saddam
Sally Quinn. Washington Post, 24 November 2003. Posted on the U.S. Labor Against The War website.

New Fast Track for Iraqi Sovereignty
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 2003.

Mounting Death Toll Forces US to Speed Iraq Handover
Peter Beaumont. The Observer, 16 November 2003.

Iraq's Constitutional Challenge
International Crisis Group, 14 November 2003 (.pdf file).

Baghdad's Tale of Two Councils
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 29 October 2003.

Iraqis Split in Survey Over Government and Role Islam Would Play in It
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 26 October 2003.

Iraq's Optimism Endures
Thanassis Cambanis. Boston Globe, 23 October 2003.

State Dept. Study Foresaw Trouble Now Plaguing Iraq
Eric Schmitt and Joel Brinkley. New York Times, 19 October 2003. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Iraq Math:  Visible Gains Minus Losses
Ian Fisher. New York Times, 10 October 2003.

White House to Overhaul Iraq and Afghan Missions
David E. Sanger. New York Times, 06 October 2003.

Iraq's Constitutional Troubles:  Cursed by Crime and Numbers
The Economist, 25 September 2003.

Gunpoint Democracy in Iraq
Rahul Mahajan. The Progressive, September 2003. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

US Sees Challenge from Iraq Council
Stephen J. Glain and Robert Schlesinger. Boston Globe, 27 September 2003.

When Will US Hand Over Iraq?
Peter Ford and Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 16 September 2003.

Council Leaders Pressing For Power
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 15 September 2003.

Iraq's Security Weakened by Fear
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 14 September 2003.

Iraqi Council Demands US Loosen Its Grip
Agence France-Presse, 02 September 2003. Posted on the Sydney Morning Herald website.

Shiite Clerics Clashing Over How to Reshape Iraq
Neil MacFarquhar. New York Times, 26 August 2003.

Governing Iraq
Middle East Report #17. International Crisis Group, 25 August 2003 (.pdf file).

U.S. Official Tells Iraqis to Assert More Authority
Dexter Filkins and Neil MacFarquhar. New York Times, 21 August 2003.

U.S. Abandons Idea of Bigger U.N. Role in Iraq Occupation
Steven R. Weisman and Felicity Barringer. New York Times, 14 August 2003.

In Iraq, US Sees Influence of Al Qaeda
Cameron W. Barr. Christian Science Monitor, 11 August 2003.

Members of Iraq's Governing Council
The Associated Press, 13 July 2003. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Iraqis Set to Form an Interim Council With Wide Power
Patrick E. Tyler. New York Times, 11 July 2003.

In Postwar Iraq, the Battle Widens
Thomas E. Ricks and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 07 July 2003.

America Brings Democracy: Censor Now, Vote Later
David Rohde. New York Times, 22 June 2003.

U.S. Sidelines Exiles Who Were To Govern Iraq
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 08 June 2003.

Allies Call Iraq's 'Political Climate' Unfit for Democracy
Betsy Pisik. Washington Times, 06 June 2003.

Iraqis Assail U.S. Plans For Council
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 03 June 2003.

U.S. Increases Role in Picking Iraqi Leaders
John Daniszewski, Tyler Marshall and Michael Slackman. Los Angeles Times, 02 June 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

US Gives Up on Plan for Iraqi Congress
Jack Fairweather. The Telegraph, 02 June 2003.

U.S. Delays Timeline For Iraqi Government
Scott Wilson. Washington Post, 22 May 2003.

UN Approves US Iraq Plans
BBC News, 22 May 2003.

Plan to Secure Postwar Iraq Faulted
Peter Slevin and Vernon Loeb. Washington Post, 19 May 2003.

More Troops Deployed as New Iraqi Government Postponed
Scott Wilson. Washington Post, 18 May 2003.

In Reversal, Plan for Iraq Self-Rule Has Been Put Off
Patrick E. Tyler. New York Times, 17 May 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

U.S. to Bolster Security in Iraq
Vernon Loeb and Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 16 May 2003.

Occupation of Iraq Has No Time Limit
Vernon Loeb. Washington Post, 10 May 2003.

Who Will Run Iraq?
Tony Karon. TIME Magazine, 08 May 2003.

U.S. Inflames Some Iraqis By Bringing Back Baathists
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 07 May 2003.

Opposition Groups to Help to Create Assembly in Iraq
Patrick E. Tyler. New York Times, 06 May 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

U.S. Military Slow to Fill Leadership Vacuum Left by War
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 05 May 2003.

After 13 Years Fighting Saddam, Lord of the Marshes Wants His Country Back
Ewen MacAskill. The Guardian, 28 April 2003.

Keep Out of Town Hall, Kut Tells US Troops
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 25 April 2003.

America Scales Back 'Nation Building'
David Rennie. The Telegraph, 22 April 2003.

Blueprint for Freedom: Limiting the Role of the United Nations in Post-War Iraq
Nile Gardiner and David B. Rivkin, Jr., Esq. Backgrounder #1646. The Heritage Foundation, 21 April 2003.

Self-Appointed Mayor of Baghdad Challenges Pentagon's Authority
Dan McDougall. The Scotsman, 21 April 2003.

Iraqis Ponder Islamic State Amid Power Vacuum
Edmund Blair. Reuters, 20 April 2003.

Iraq: Structure Of Society Poses Great Challenges To Postwar Transition
Antoine Blua. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 18 April 2003.

Baghdad Protests Reinstatement of Saddam's Police
CBC News Canada, 17 April 2003.

Analysis: Conditions for Democracy in Iraq
BBC News, 16 April 2003.

Key Shia Leader Returns to Iraq
BBC News, 16 April 2003.

The Nightmare Scenario:  Freedom to Choose Rule by the Ayatollahs
Ewen MacAskill. The Guardian, 16 April 2003.

CIA Candidate to Lead Iraq Assassinated
Al Bawaba, 14 April 2003.

Chaos Mars Talks on Iraqi Self-Rule
Rory McCarthy and Ewen MacAskill. The Guardian, 16 April 2003.

Bomb Before You Buy
Naomi Klein. The Guardian, 14 April 2003.

There Is One Choice, and It Is the UN
Barbara Stocking. The Observer, 13 April 2003.

Power Vacuum Takes US By Surprise
Ewen MacAskill and Oliver Burkeman. The Guardian, 11 April 2003.

America's Plans for Iraq
Economist Global Agenda, 10 April 2003. Posted on the EIU ViewsWire website.

Hunt Finds Hint of How Iraqis Fill Power Void
Judith Miller. New York Times, 10 April 2003.

U.S. Fumbling Postwar Plan
Hussein Ibish. Los Angeles Times, 04 April 2003.

Internationalize Post-War Iraq
Ivo H. Daalder. Brookings Daily War Report, 07 April 2003. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

The Men Who Will Rule Iraq After the Conflict
Ahmed Chalabi. The Scotsman, 07 April 2003.

Tension Builds Over Postwar Plans
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 07 April 2003.

U.S. Plan For Iraq's Future Is Challenged
Karen DeYoung and Dan Morgan. Washington Post, 06 April 2003. Posted on the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence website.

Role for Exile Leaders Urged
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 04 April 2003.

Who Will Govern Iraq?
Mark Sedra. Foreign Policy in Focus, April 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

War in Iraq: Political Challenges After the Conflict
Middle East Report #11. International Crisis Group, 25 March 2003 (.pdf file).

Iraqis Taste Freedom and Chaos
Peter Ford. Christian Science Monitor, 23 May 2003.

Scarred and Battered, UN Charts Course in Post-war Iraq
Ian Williams. Foreign Policy in Focus, 21 March 2003. Posted on the Project Against the Present Danger website.

The War After the War
Jason Vest. Village Voice, 19 March 2003.

Shiites Press for Elected Iraqi Assembly
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 09 March 2003.

Unready for the Aftermath
Kenneth H. Bacon and George Rupp. Washington Post, 07 March 2003.

UN Leaders Draw Up Secret Blueprint for Postwar Iraq
James Bone. The Times (UK), 05 March 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Winning the Peace in Iraq
Frederick D. Barton and Bathsheba Crocker. Washington Quarterly, Spring 2003 (.pdf file).

Full U.S. Control Planned for Iraq
Karen DeYoung and Peter Slevin. Washington Post, 21 February 2003.

Kurdish Leaders Enraged by 'Undemocratic' American Plan to Occupy Iraq
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 17 February 2003.

Iraqi Opposition Slams Plan for Military Governor
Luke Harding. The Observer, 16 February 2003.

Harsh Iraqi Reaction Expected
Dana Priest. Washington Post, 12 February 2003.

U.S. Plans Interim Military Rule in Postwar Iraq
Peter Slevin and Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 17 January 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Planning for a Self-Inflicted Wound: US Policy to Reshape a Post-Saddam Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 31 December 2002. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Deja vu?
U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote: Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror
Peter Grose. New York Times, 04 September 1967.

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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