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Pogrom Against Mosul's Christians
Patrick Cockburn. Counterpunch, 13 October 2008.

New U.S. Intelligence Report Warns 'Victory' Not Certain in Iraq
Jonathan S. Landay, Warren P. Strobel and Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 07 October 2008.

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

Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq
Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service, 25 September 2008 (.pdf file).

Quietism and the U.S. Postion in Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman and Jose Ramos. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 19 June 2008.

Iraq's Civil War, the Sadrists and the Surge
International Crisis Group, 07 February 2008 (.pdf file).

Surge Exposing Iraqi Political Tensions
Ali Gharib. Inter Press Service, 15 February 2008.

Iraqis Say U.S. Mistakenly Fired On Them Again
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 15 February 2008.

A New Force Called Sahwa Shows Its Muscle
Ahmed Ali and Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 14 February 2008.

Sunni Anger in Iraqi Province
Garrett Therolf. Los Angeles Times, 14 February 2008.

Awakening to New Dangers in Iraq
Brian Katulis, Peter Juul and Ian Moss. Center for American Progress, 13 February 2008 (.pdf file).

Rift Threatens U.S. Antidote To Al Qaeda In Iraq
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 February 2008.

Sunni Infighting Threatens Iraq's Stability
Ilan Goldenberg. National Security Network, 12 February 2008.

Becoming an Ayatollah: The New Iraqi Politics of Moqtada al-Sadr
Babak Rahimi. Jamestown Foundation, 07 February 2008.

Iraq's Tribal System is Vital for National Stability
Jaber Aljaberi. The Daily Star, Lebanon, 12 February 2008.

Report: Sadr, Not Surge, Responsible for Less Violence
Travis Sharp. Iraq Insider, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 07 February 2008. (see report below)

Iraq's Civil War, the Sadrists and the Surge
International Crisis Group, 07 February 2008 (.pdf file).

Powerful Shiite Cleric Quiets in Iraq
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 07 February 2008.

Sunni vs Shia: the Real Bloody Battle for Baghdad
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 05 February 2008.

Iraq Signs Up to Awakening Movement
Mike Lanchin and Mona Mahmoud. BBC News, 04 February 2008.

Kurds' Power Wanes as Arab Anger Rises
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 01 February 2008.

Iraq's Awakening Councils and Concerned Local Citizens Are Not the Same
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross. Counterterrorism Blog, 31 December 2007.

'If There is No Change in Three Months, There Will be War Again'
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 28 January 2008.

9,000 'Awakening' Members Ready for Iraq Military Training: U.S.
Agence France-Presse, 27 January 2008.

Attacks Imperil U.S.-Backed Militias in Iraq
Solomon Moore and Richard A. Oppel, Jr. The New York Times, 24 January 2008.

Tea and Tribal Conflict in Iraq
Tony Perry. Los Angeles Times, 22 January 2008.

Iraq Toll Mounts as Forces Fight Cult
The Independent, 21 January 2008.

Iraq's Shiites between Sectarianism, Iraqi Nationalism, and Mahdism
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 18 January 2008.

Iraq: Awoken to a New Danger
Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 14 January 2008.

Implications of the New Kurdish-Sunni Alliance for Security in Iraq's Ninawa Governorate
Ramzy Mardini. Jamestown Foundation, 11 January 2008.

US Soldiers Caught in Iraq's Sectarian Crossfire
Sylvie Briand. The Middle East Times, 11 January 2008.

New Leaders Of Sunnis Make Gains In Influence
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 08 January 2008.

The Myth of Sectarian Violence in Iraq
Dahr Jamail. AlterNet, 08 January 2008.

Is Iraqi Kurdistan a Good Ally?
Michael Rubin. Middle Eastern Outlook, American Enterprise Institute, 07 January 2008.

Main Sunni Group Vows No Deal with US
Agence France-Presse, 07 January 2008.

Shiite Praises Anti-Insurgent Militias
Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Khalid al-Ansary. The New York Times, 04 January 2008.

A Dark Side to Iraq 'Awakening' Groups
International Herald Tribune, 04 January 2008.

Rival Shiites in Iraq Try to Make Peace
Bradley Brooks. The Associated Press, 03 January 2008.

Shiite Contest Sharpens In Iraq
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 26 December 2007.

Muqtada al-Sadr's Power Grab
Mohamad Bazzi. The Nation, 21 December 2007.

U.K. Has Left Behind Murder and Chaos, Says Basra Police Chief
Mona Mahmoud, Maggie O'Kane and Ian Black. The Guardian, 17 December 2007.

Iraqi City Poised to Become Hub of Shiite Power
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 16 December 2007.

Public Attitudes in Basrah
Poll conducted by Opinion Research Business and posted on the BBC News website, 14 December 2007 (.pdf file).

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

Shi'ite Factions Proclaim Truce in Iraq's Basra
Aref Mohammed. Reuters, 11 December 2007.

The Northern Iraq Operation and Entering a New Era in the Kurdish Problem
Haluk Gerger. Interviewed by Taylan Dogan. ZNet, 11 December 2007.

Iraq Calmer, But More Divided
Ned Parker. Los Angeles Times, 10 December 2007.

Rebuilding a Non-Sectarianism in Iraq
By Eric Davis. Strategic Insights, 05 December 2007.

Kurdish Region Rethinking Independence
Bay Fang. The Chicago Tribune, 02 December 2007.

Nation at Stake
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 22-28 November 2007.

Rising Player With a Vision for Shiite Iraq
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 20 November 2007.

Suffering, Oil, and Ideals of Coexistence: Non-Sectarian Federal Trends in the Far South of Iraq
Reidar Visser. Paper presented to the MESA 2007 annual meeting, in Montreal, 17-20 November 2007.

Iraqi Forces Seize Powerful Sunni Office
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 14 November 2007.

In Iraq, the Silence of the Lambs
Ali al-Fadhily. Asia Times, 14 November 2007.

Is Iraq About to Be Partitioned? Not So Fast!
Fawwaz Traboulsi. As-Safir, Beirut, 04 October 2007. Translated and posted on the ZNet website on 31 October 2007.

Son of Shiite Leader Backs Federalism
Alexandra Zavis. Los Angeles Times, 14 October 2007.

Relations Sour Between Shiites and Iraq Militia
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 12 October 2007.

What Defines a Killing as Sectarian?
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 25 September 2007.

Migration Reshapes Iraq's Sectarian Landscape
James Glanz and Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 19 September 2007.

'Shiite Taliban' Rises as British Depart Basra
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 September 2007.

As British Troops Exit Basra, Shiites Vie to Fill Power Vacuum
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 17 September 2007.

Sectarian Toll Includes Scars to Iraq Psyche
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 17 September 2007.

Iraq's War Makes Intimate Enemies
Ned Parker. The Los Angeles Times, 16 September 2007.

Belfast-Style Peace Walls Recommended for Baghdad
Henry McDonald. The Guardian, 14 September 2007.

'Iraq Does Not Exist Anymore'
Nir Rosen. Interview by Democracy Now, 21 August 2007.

Caught Between the U.S. and Al-Qaeda
Ahmed Ali. Inter Press Service, 20 August 2007.

Iraqi Governor Killed as Inter-Shiite Competition Appears to Spread
Dan Murphy. CSMonitor.com, 21 August 2007.

Oil-Rich Kirkuk a Thorny Issue for Kurds
Liz Sly. Chicago Tribune, 19 August 2007.

Nonpartisan Group Calls for Three-State Split in Iraq
Robin Wright. Washington Post, 17 August 2007. (See report below).

A Way Out: The Union of Iraqi States
Pauline H. Baker. The Fund for Peace, 17 August 2007 (.pdf file).

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

Unholy War in Karbala
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 07 August 2007.

Sectarianism Splits Security in Diyala
Ahmed Ali. Inter Press Service, 07 August 2007.

Tourists and Investors to Iraq? Why Not, Say Kurds
Bernd Debusmann. Reuters, 08 August 2007.

In Iraqi South, Shiites Press for Autonomy
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 06 August 2007.

The Baghdad Death Map
Zeyad Kasim. IraqSlogger, 30 June 2007. Posted on 06 August 2007.

Iraq Math: From One, Make Three
Helene Cooper. The New York Times, 29 July 2007.

The 20 Percent Solution
Charles Krauthammer. Washington Post, 20 July 2007.

Cleric Switches Tactics to Meet Changes in Iraq
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 19 July 2007.

An Iraq for All Iraqis
Hayder Karim. Washington Post, 16 July 2007.

Partition Fears Begin to Rise
Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 16 July 2007.

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

Iraq Rushes to Guard its Mosques
Sam Dagher. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2007.

The Ghosts of Samarra
Mohammed A Salih. Asia Times, 21 June 2007.

The Struggle for Kirkuk Turns Ugly
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 14 June 2007.

Remnants of Famous Samarra Shiite Shrine Destroyed
John Ward Anderson and Muhanned Saif Aldin. Washington Post, 13 June 2007.

Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq
Kenneth Katzman and Alfred B. Prados. Congressional Research Service, 12 June 2007 (.pdf file).

Tribal Coalition in Anbar Said to Be Crumbling
Joshua Partlow and John Ward Anderson. Washington Post, 11 June 2007.

Lawmaker Confirms Kurd-Shia Clashes in Baghdad
Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 09 June 2007.

Bombing Shows Schism Among Iraq's Sunnis
Kim Gamel. The Associated Press, 05 June 2007.

Bridge Bombing Increases Tensions in Northern Iraq
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 03 June 2007.

Kurds Drawn into Iraq's Firing Line
Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 31 May 2007.

Strife in North Iraq as Sunni Arabs Drive Out Kurds
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 30 May 2007.

A Shiite Storm Looms on the Horizon: Sadr and SIIC Relations
Babak Rahimi. Jamestown Foundation, 24 May 2007.

Morgue Data Show Increase In Sectarian Killings in Iraq
Sudarshan Raghavan. Washington Post, 24 May 2007.

Baghdad District Is a Model, but Only for Shiites
Edward Wong and Damien Cave. The New York Times, 22 May 2007.

'The Cultivation of Life'
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 12 May 2007.

Anger in Baghdad as Americans Finish Wall
The Telegraph, 03 May 2007.

One Iraq a Pointless Proposition
David Nason. The Australian, 30 April 2007.

The Two Sides of Baghdad Barriers
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 30 April 2007.

Dividing Baghdad
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 26 April 2007.

Iraq Says Modifying Baghdad Neighbourhood Wall
Aseel Kami. Reuters, 25 April 2007.

Frustration Over Wall Unites Sunni and Shiite
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 24 April 2007.

Walled City
Eugene Robinson. Washington Post, 24 April 2007.

Kurds Cultivating Their Own Bonds With U.S.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 23 April 2007.

Walls Will Increase Violence, Specialists Say
IRIN, 23 April 2007.

Say It Loud. Improvise. Keep 'Em Guessing.
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 22 April 2007.

Securing Baghdad with Gated Communities
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 20 April 2007.

Baghdad's Sunni/Shiite Security Wall
Arthur Bright. CSMonitor.com, 20 April 2007.

Baghdad Death Squads End Truce to Seek Revenge
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 20 April 2007.

Basra Splits Between Warring Shias
Ali al-Fadhily. Inter Press Service, 20 April 2007.

Soldiers Building Wall Separating Sunnis, Shiites
Joseph Giordono and Monte Morin. Stars and Stripes, 19 April 2007.

Iraq and the Kurds: Resolving the Kirkuk Crisis
International Crisis Group, 19 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Shi'ite vs. Sunni?
Conn Hallinan. Foreign Policy in Focus, 19 April 2007.

A New Threat In Iraq
David Ignatius. Washington Post, 18 April 2007.

Insurgents Distrust Displaced Sunni
Hazim al-Shara. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 13 April 2007.

Iraq's Sectarian and Ethnic Violence and Its Evolving Insurgency
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 02 April 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

The Sadr-Sistani Relationship
Babak Rahimi. Jamestown Foundation, 29 March 2007.

Iraqis Announce New Steps Aimed at Reconciling Sunnis and Shiites
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 27 March 2007.

Sunni Baghdad Becomes Land of Silent Ruins
Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 26 March 2007.

Oil-Rich Kirkuk at Melting Point as Factions Clash
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 22 March 2007.

Iraq: Tribal Structure, Social, and Political Activities
Hussein D. Hassan. Congressional Research Service, 15 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Shrine Bombing as War's Turning Point Debated
Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 13 March 2007.

The Real Shi'a-Sunni Conflict
Jon B. Alterman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website on 13 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Muqtada Calls on Iraqi Army to Act without US Help
Juan Cole. Informed Comment, 26 February 2007.

Iraq Rebel Cleric Reins In Militia; Motives at Issue
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 25 February 2007.

Fratricide in Iraq's Anbar May Escalate
Brian Murphy. The Associated Press, 25 February 2007.

Is Iraq Turning Into Yugoslavia?
Max Boot. Los Angeles Times, 21 February 2007.

A Massacre and a New Civil War
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 03 February 2007.

Mystery Arises Over Identity of Militia Chief in Najaf Fight
Damien Cave. The New York Times, 01 February 2007.

Najaf Under Fire
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 01-07 February 2007.

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

Official Lies Over Najaf Battle Exposed
Dahr Jamail. Inter Press Service, 01 February 2007.

U.S. 'Victory' Against Cult Leader Was 'Massacre'
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 31 January 2007.

Battle Suggests New Sectarian Divides in Iraq
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 30 January 2007.

Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover from an Iraqi Civil War
Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack. The Brookings Institution, 30 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Bombs Kill Dozens of Ashura Pilgrims
Joshua Partlow, Saad Sarhan and Howard Schneider. Washington Post, 30 January 2007.

Fighters for Shiite Messiah Clash with Najaf Security
Juan Cole. Informed Comment, 29 January 2007.

Sheiks Help Curb Violence in Iraq's West, U.S. Says
Joshua Partlow. Washington Post, 27 January 2007.

From Iraqi Society to Societies in Iraq
Matthias S. Klein. Niqash, 21 January 2007.

The Kurds as Charlie Brown
Daniel Schorr. The Christian Science Monitor, 19 January 2007.

'The Jihad Now is Against the Shias, Not the Americans'
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. The Guardian, 13 January 2007.

Shi'ite Time Bomb Has a Short Fuse
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi. Asia Times, 13 January 2007.

Iraq's Diyala Province -- Center of Sectarian Conflict
Patrick Fort. Agence France-Presse, 19 December 2006.

U.S. Commander: Iraqi Province Distrusts Army, Police
Kristin Roberts. Reuters, 15 December 2006.

Why Iraq's Shiite Militias Are So Brutally Effective. What Can Be Done to Stop Them?
Anna Mulrine. U.S. News and World Report, 10 December 2006.

Shiite Militias Forcing Sunnis to Abandon their Baghdad Homes
Nancy A. Youssef and Zaineb Obeid. McClatchy Newspapers, 10 December 2006.

Kurds Brand Report 'Unrealistic'
BBC News, 08 December 2006.

Can They All Get Along in Iraq? The Report Says They Have To
Kirk Semple and Edward Wong. The New York Times, 08 December 2006.

The Kurdish Security Network in Northern Iraq
Lydia Khalil. Jamestown Foundation, 07 December 2006.

De Facto Partition Takes Hold in Iraq
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 03 December 2006.

Iraq is Already Enduring Two Wars. Could it Survive a Third?
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 01 December 2006.

Iraq's Deepening Religious Fissures
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 November 2006.

Rising Violence Swells Ranks of Iraq's Militias
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 28 November 2006.

A Day When Mahdi Army Showed Its Other Side
Sudarshan Raghavan. Washington Post, 27 November 2006.

How Al-Sadr May Control U.S. Fate in Iraq
Jeffrey Bartholet. Newsweek, 04 December 2006 issue. Posted on 27 November 2006.

Iraqi Clerics Call for End to Hostilities
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 26 November 2006.

In Search of the Fixers
James Glanz. The New York Times, 26 November 2006.

Fleeing Self- Destruction is Common Sense
Henry C.K. Liu. Asia Times, 21 November 2006.

Thousands of Iraqis Displaced by Sectarian Rage That is Destroying Multi-Ethnic Communities
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 20 November 2006.

Anatomy of a Civil War
Nir Rosen. Boston Review, November/December 2006.

Sunni Needs Not Met, General Says
Tom Vanden Brook. USA Today, 13 November 2006.

The Day the Hatred Boiled Over in Balad
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 07 November 2006.

Breaking Iraq Apart
Juan Cole. Mercury News, 05 November 2006.

Partitioning Iraq
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 30 October 2006.

The Only Solution Left for Iraq: A Five-Way Split
Gareth Stansfield. The Telegraph, UK, 29 October 2006.

Partition Is Not the Solution . . .
Rend al-Rahim. Washington Post, 29 October 2006.

No Easy Answer to 'Kurdish Question'
Kim Murphy. Chicago Tribune, 27 October 2006.

Saving Iraq: A Critique of Peter W. Galbraith
Zaid al-Ali. Open Democracy, 26 October 2006.

Ethnic Cleansing in a Baghdad Neighborhood?
Mark Kukis. TIME, 25 October 2006.

Mecca Charter Unlikely To Stem Sectarian Violence
Sumedha Senanayake. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 25 October 2006.

Sectarian Violence: Radical Groups Drive Internal Displacement in Iraq
Ashraf al-Khalidi and Victor Tanner. The Brookings Institution, October 2006 (.pdf file).

Containing a Shiite Symbol of Hope
Robert Malley and Peter Harling. The Christian Science Monitor, 24 October 2006.

Shiite Militia Hunts Down Shiite Police in Iraqi City as Army Stands Aside
Steven R. Hurst. The Associated Press, 23 October 2006.

In Balad, Age-Old Ties Were 'Destroyed in a Second'
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 23 October 2006.

Deeper into Division
Salah Hemeid. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 19-25 October 2006.

Analysis: Iraq Goes Deeper into Division
Steven R. Hurst. The Associated Press, 15 October 2006.

Iraqi Colonel Who Bridged Sectarian Divide Is Killed
Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 14 October 2006.

Bloody Fight Over Kirkuk's Future
Mohammed A. Salih. Asia Times, 07 October 2006.

Sectarian Violence Increasing Internally Displaced
Sumedha Senanayake. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 05 October 2006.

Iraq Sectarian Violence More Worrisome than Insurgency: Khalilzad
Agence France-Presse, 01 October 2006.

It's the Tribes, Stupid
Steven Pressfield. Defense and the National Interest, October 2006.

Iraqi Cleric Al-Sadr Tells Forces to Temporarily Disarm
Nancy A. Youssef. McClatchy Newspapers, 30 September 2006. Posted on the Seattle Times website.

At Checkpoints in Baghdad, Disguise Is a Lifesaving Ritual
Sudarshan Raghavan. Washington Post, 29 September 2006.

Cleric Said to Lose Reins of Parts of Iraqi Militia
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 28 September 2006.

Voluntary Ethnic Relocation in Iraq?
Michael E. O'Hanlon. Los Angeles Times, 27 August 2006. Posted on The Brookings Institution website on 27 September 2006.

A Journey Into the 'Taliban Republic' Where the Militias Rule Unchallenged
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 25 September 2006.

Dividing Iraq Would Just Mean More Threats
W. Robert Pearson. Los Angeles Times, 24 September 2006.

Shia Killers Rake in £500,000 a Day from Crime, Says U.S.
Oliver Poole. The Telegraph, UK, 22 September 2006.

U.N. Chief Warns of Iraq Civil War
BBC News, 19 September 2006.

Violence Changes Fortunes Of Storied Baghdad Street
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 18 September 2006.

Iraqis Plan to Ring Baghdad With Trenches
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 16 September 2006.

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

Death Toll Soars in Baghdad
Patrick J. McDonnell and Julian E. Barnes. Los Angeles Times, 14 September 2006.

Iraqi Militias Seen as Spinning Out of Control
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 12 September 2006.

Sadr Holds Out Against Plan to Divide Iraq
Amit R. Paley and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 12 September 2006.

As Violence Escalates, So Does Talk of a Divided Iraq
Howard LaFranchi. The Christian Science Monitor, 11 September 2006.

Sadr, a Question Mark Etched in Black
Sudarsan Raghavan and Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 11 September 2006.

Iraq: A Civil War We Can Still Win
Charles Krauthammer. Washington Post, 08 September 2006.

A Joker in the Shi'ite Pack
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 08 September 2006.

The Road to Reconciliation
Hussein Alawi Al-Ani. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 07-13 September 2006.

Iraq Loses its Voice of Reason
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 06 September 2006.

The Beautiful Game Turns Nasty as Sectarian Feud Spreads to Sport
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 05 September 2006.

In Kurdistan, Iraq Seems a Million Miles Away
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 04 September 2006.

Shia Leader Powerless to Save Iraq from Civil War
Gethin Chamberlain and Aqeel Hussein. The Telegraph, UK, 03 September 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraq Women Treasure Map-Shaped Necklaces
Rawya Rageh. The Associated Press, 02 September 2006.

A Tight Community Torn Apart
Suhail Ahmad. Los Angeles Times, 31 August 2006.

Firefights Mark Further Splintering in Iraq
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 31 August 2006.

Deaths Drop in Iraqi Capital
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 28 August 2006.

Why is Sistani Silent?
Scott Johnson. Newsweek, 04 September 2006. Posted on 28 August 2006.

For an Iraq Cut in 3, Cast a Wary Glance at Kurdistan
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 27 August 2006.

A Threat That Tops Insurgency
Jeffrey Fleishman. Los Angeles Times, 27 August 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Sadr's Militia and the Slaughter in the Streets
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 25 August 2006.

Disavowed by Mahdi Army, Shadowy 'Butcher' Still Targets Sadr's Foes
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 25 August 2006.

'Shiite Giant' Extends Its Reach
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 24 August 2006.

A Plan to Hold Iraq Together
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Washington Post, 24 August 2006.

The Wagging of the 'Civil' Tongues
Dana Milbank. Washington Post, 22 August 2006.

Snipers Target Shiite March
Patrick J. McDonnell. Los Angeles Times, 21 August 2006.

How to Prevent a Civil War
Michael Eisenstadt. Weekly Standard, 21 August 2006. Posted on the Washington Institute for Near East Policy website.

Iraq Runneth Over: What Next?
Kenneth M. Pollack and Daniel L. Byman. Washington Post, 20 August 2006. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Baghdad's Walls Are Closing In
Jeffrey Fleishman. Los Angeles Times, 20 August 2006.

Another Renegade Cleric Gains Clout
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 18 August 2006.

Rival Shiite Militias Clash in Southern Iraq
Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 17 August 2006.

U.S. Army Erects Walls Between Baghdad Communities
Rémy Ourdan. Le Monde, 16 August 2006. Translated by Leslie Thatcher and posted on the Truthout website.

Bush Dismisses the Idea of Partitioning Iraq
Paul Richter and Peter Wallsten. Los Angeles Times, 16 August 2006.

Strife Moving Out From Baghdad to Villages
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 16 August 2006.

Iraq Faces Rival Visions for Security
Dave Clark. Middle East Online, 15 August 2006.

Iraq's Spiralling Sectarian Strife
Mike Wooldridge. BBC News, 15 August 2006.

Shiites Press for a Partition of Iraq
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 09 August 2006.

Morgue Body Count Highlights Sectarian Bloodshed
Alister Bull. Reuters, 09 August 2006. Posted on SwissInfo.org.

Kurds Call For More Government Accountability
Kathleen Ridolfo. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 09 August 2006.

Civil War and Partition Scenarios in Iraq
Ali H. Aslan. Zaman Online, 09 August 2006.

Analysis: Firebrand Cleric More Cautious
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 07 August 2006.

Iraq's Shias Going Their Own Way
Mohammed Salih. Inter Press Service, 07 August 2006.

Iraq at Risk Of Civil War, Top Generals Tell Senators
Dana Priest and Mary Jordan. Washington Post, 04 August 2006. (See report below).

Opening Statements: Hearing on Iraq and Afghanistan
Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, 03 August 2006.

Baghdad Burning
Nermeen Al-Mufti. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 03-09 August 2006.

Iraq Civil War Warning for Blair
BBC News, 03 August 2006.

Shi'ite and Sunnis Shelter Each Other
IRIN, 03 August 2006.

Shia, Sunnis Forming Iraq Ghettos
Al-Jazeera, 30 July 2006. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

U.S. Sidelined in Iraq's Sectarian War
Gareth Porter. Asia Times, 27 July 2006.

Seeking Safety, Iraqis Turn to Militias
Dan Murphy and Awadh al-Taiee. The Christian Science Monitor, 24 July 2006.

Attacks Rise as Iraq Adds Troops
Tom Lasseter. McClatchy Newspapers, 23 July 2006. Posted on the Detroit Free Press website.

Death's at the Door in Iraq
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Sharp Rise in Baghdad Violence Reported
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 20 July 2006.

Violence Surges in Contested City of Kirkuk
Ali Windawi and Julian E. Barnes. Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2006.

Arabic-Kurdish Language Divide
Hind al-Saffar. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 19 July 2006.

Who Rules Iraq?
Omayma Abdel-Latif. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 13-19 July 2006.

When the Shiites Rise
Vali Nasr. Foreign Affairs, July/August 2006. Posted on 19 July 2006.

Iraq and the Kurds: The Brewing Battle Over Kirkuk
International Crisis Group, 18 July 2006 (.pdf file).

Bomb Attack Kills Shiite Day Laborers in Iraq
Andy Mosher and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 18 July 2006.

'Neighbors Are Killing Neighbors'
Joshua Partlow and Naseer Nouri. Washington Post, 18 July 2006.

Embracing the Three-State Solution in Iraq
Michael Rubin. New York Sun, 17 July 2006. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website.

Gunmen Open Fire in Iraq Market 'Rampage'
Staff and agencies. The Guardian, 17 July 2006.

In an About-Face, Sunnis Want U.S. to Remain in Iraq
Edward Wong and Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 17 July 2006.

The Iraqi Civil Conflict: Another Reason for Bringing the Troops Home
Raed Jarrar. Foreign Policy in Focus, 12 July 2006.

Revenge Cycle Fragments Iraqi Capital
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 12 July 2006.

From Baghdad Mosque, a Call to Arms
Joshua Partlow and Saad al-Izzi. Washington Post, 12 July 2006.

Iraq Shi'ites See Reasons for Death Squad Killings
Mariam Karouny. Reuters, 10 July 2006.

Scores Of Sunnis Killed in Baghdad
Joshua Partlow and Saad al-Izzi. Washington Post, 10 July 2006.

Sectarian TV Main Source of News in Iraq
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 07 July 2006.

Bomb Kills Pilgrims At Shrine In Iraq
Joshua Partlow and Saad Sarhan. Washington Post, 07 July 2006.

Pro-U.S. Kurds Eye Nascent Islamic Parties
James Brandon. The Christian Science Monitor, 06 July 2006.

Wave of Bodies in Baghdad's Central Morgue Signals a Stepped-Up Pace of Sectarian Killing
Sabrina Tavernise and Sahar Nageeb. The New York Times, 05 July 2006.

Ethnic and Sectarian Tensions in Iraq
The New York Times, 29 June 2006. (Interactive Graphic).

Kurds Stuck in No-Man's Land
Brian Conley. Inter Press Service, 21 June 2006. Posted on the AntiWar website.

Marr: Sectarian Violence Has Iraq 'Teetering on the Brink'
Phebe Marr. Interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman. Council on Foreign Relations, 15 June 2006.

Iraq's Diyala Region Could be Spark For Civil War
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 06 June 2006.

21 Iraqis Killed in Sectarian Attack
The Associated Press, 04 June 2006. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Security Comes at a Cost in Iraq's South
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 04 June 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

As Sectarian Violence Continues, So Does Displacement
IRIN, 04 June 2006.

In The Struggle for Iraq, Tug of War Over One Baghdad Neighborhood
Dan Murphy and Awadh al-Taee. The Christian Science Monitor, 01 June 2006.

Residents in North Unite Against Sectarian Conflict
IRIN, 30 May 2006.

Iranian-Backed Militia Groups Take Control Of Much Of Southern Iraq
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 26 May 2006.

Armed Groups Propel Iraq Toward Chaos
Dexter Filkins. The New York Times, 24 May 2006.

Sunnis Fear Departure of U.S. Troops
Anna Badkhen. San Francisco Chronicle, 22 May 2006.

Iraq is Disintegrating as Ethnic Cleansing Takes Hold
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 20 May 2006.

Iraq's Partition Fantasy
Reidar Visser. OpenDemocracy, 19 May 2006.

A Scramble to Defend the Mosque
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 18 May 2006.

As The Bombs Fall, Iraq's Kurds Have 'No Friends But The Mountains'
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 16 May 2006.

Violence Robs Iraq of Christian Heritage
Firas al-Atraqchi. Al-Jazeera, 14 May 2006.

Cleric Orders Some Iraqi Mosques Closed
Thomas Wagner. The Associated Press, 11 May 2006. Posted on TheState.com.

Hezbollah on the Tigris?
David Enders. Salon.com, 08 May 2006.

Destroying Iraq To Save It
Robert Dreyfuss. TomPaine.com, 08 May 2006.

Death Squads Deepen Division in Baghdad
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 08 May 2006.

Iraq and the Problem of Militias
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 08 May 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Iraq's Shiites Now Chafe at American Presence
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 06 May 2006.

Iraq at the Mercy of 'Kingmaker' Muqtada
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 06 May 2006.

Iraqi Kurds Caught Between Rebels
Sherko Raouf. Reuters, 05 May 2006. Posted on The Scotsman website.

Dubious Plan, Wrong Authors
Nicholas Berry. Foreign Policy Forum, 04 May 2006.

Stability in Iraq Won't Come Without Disbanding Militias
David C. Gompert. The Christian Science Monitor, 02 May 2006. Posted on the RAND website.

Militias Steal New Recruits with Better Pay and Perks
Daniel McGrory. The Times, UK, 01 May 2006.

Shiite Cleric Seen Trying to Broaden His Base Of Support
Nancy A. Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 01 May 2006.

Dividing Iraq: Think Long and Hard First
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 01 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Settling Iraq Before It Blows Up
Juan Cole. Informed Comment, 01 May 2006.

Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Leslie H. Gelb. The New York Times, 01 May 2006.

Powerful Iraqi Cleric Call for Disarmament
Bruce Wallace and Saad Fakhrildeen. Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Iraqis Faking Their IDs to Hide Religious Affiliations
Nancy A. Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 26 April 2006.

Kurds Quietly Angle for Independence
James Brandon. The Christian Science Monitor, 26 April 2006.

Sectarian Lines Divide Iraq's University System, Too
Leila Fadel. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 25 April 2006.

Shiite Militias Move Into Oil-Rich Kirkuk, Even as Kurds Dig In
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 25 April 2006.

From Failed State to Civil War: The Lebanization of Iraq 2003-2006
Pauline H. Baker. The Fund For Peace, 24 April 2006 (.pdf file).

Talabani Defends Kurdish Peshmerga Militia
Agence France Presse, 23 April 2006.

Baghdad Mosques Become Vigilante Forts as Sectarianism Divides Suburbs
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 21 April 2006.

Iraq's Kurds Aim for Own Oil Ministry
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 19 April 2006.

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

U.S. Ignored Shiite Militias, Focused on Sunni Insurgency
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 18 April 2006.

Sunni Neighborhood in Baghdad Sealed After Gun Battles
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 17 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Najaf's Elite Clerics Playing Key Role in Iraq Now
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 17 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

On the Ground, It's a Civil War
Aamer Madhani. The Chicago Tribune, 14 April 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Pressure on Shiites Is Giving the U.S. New Ally in Sunnis
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 13 April 2006.

Will Iraq Follow Lebanon's Path to War?
Sam F. Ghattas. The Associated Press, 12 April 2006.

Iraq: Civil War or No Civil War?
Anwar Rizvi. Open Democracy, 10 April 2006.

Safety Over Liberty in Kurdistan
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 10 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Facing Attacks, Shi'ite Muslims Flee to South
IRIN, 10 April 2006.

Attacks Test Iraq's Shiites
David Enders and Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 April 2006.

Nerve Center of Shiite Opinion Became Target
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 09 April 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Letter From Baghdad: The Growing Sectarian Divide
David Enders. The Nation, 09 April 2006. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

The Many Faces of Iraq's War
Martin Sieff. United Press International, 07 April 2006.

Iraq is Splitting
Patrick Cockburn. ZNet, 06 April 2006.

Mixed Marriages Confront Sectarian Violence
IRIN, 06 April 2006.

Figures Show that Iraq's Civil War is Underway
Martin Sieff. United Press International, 03 April 2006.

Sectarian Strife Fuels Gun Sales in Baghdad
Jeffrey Gettleman. The New York Times, 03 April 2006.

And the War Came
Ghassan Attiyah. Bitterlemons-international.org, 30 March 2006.

Sectarian Threats Purge 30,000 Iraqis From Homes
Ahmed Rasheed. Reuters, 29 March 2006. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Iraq Raid Dispute Threatens to Draw U.S. Into Sectarian Conflict
Tom Regan. The Christian Science Monitor, 28 March 2006.

Rival Shia Groups Unite Against U.S. After Mosque Raid
Jonathan Steele and Qais al-Bashir. The Guardian, 28 March 2006.

Quelling Iraq's Sectarian Violence: What the United States Can Do
Michael Eisenstadt. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 27 March 2006.

Challenge Bigger than Iraq
Shibley Telhami. The Baltimore Sun, 26 March 2006. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

On The Ground in Iraq: The Roots of Sectarian Violence
Nir Rosen. Boston Review, March/April 2006.

Redirecting Bullets in Baghdad
Jeffrey Gettleman. The New York Times, 26 March 2006.

Iraq Unbreakable
Hana Al-Bayaty. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 23-29 March 2006.

Civil War? What Civil War?
Juan Cole. Salon, 23 March 2006.

No Escape for Fearful Palestinians in Iraq
Maher Nazih. Reuters, 23 March 2006.

In Placid Iraqi Kurdistan, Strife to the South Elicits Little Sympathy
Robert F. Worth. The New York Times, 23 March 2006.

Sectarian Violence Highlights Increasing Power Of Militias
Charles Recknagel. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 22 March 2006.

With Each Mile, the Divisions Deepen
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 20 March 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Inside the Iraqi Abyss
Robert Dreyfuss. TomPaine.com, 20 March 2006. Posted on the AlterNet website.

In Iraq, U.S. Influence Wanes as Full-Scale Civil War Looms
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 20 March 2006.

Trouble in Kurdistan
Andrew Lee Butters. Time Magazine, 17 March 2006.

Kurds Destroy Halabja Memorial in Protest
Marwan Mohammed. Reuters, 16 March 2006.

Hussein Urges Iraqis to Unify in War on U.S.
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 16 March 2006.

Intelligence Brief: Sectarian Violence Moves Iraq Closer to Civil War
Power and Interest News Report, 16 March 2006.

Iraq's Turn for the Worse Brings U.S. and Baathists Closer
Michael Ware. Time Magazine, 15 March 2006.

Sadr Appeals for Calm in Iraq
United Press International, 13 March 2006.

Iraq Hangings Stoke Fears of More Violence
Qassim Abdul-Zahra. The Associated Press, 13 March 2006.

Sectarian Fighting Changes Face of Conflict for Iraqis
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 13 March 2006.

Questions Grow About Mass Kidnapping at Sunni Company
Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 10 March 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

A New Endgame in Iraq
Andrew Arato. Foreign Policy In Focus, 09 March 2006.

Official Says Shiite Party Suppressed Body Count
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 09 March 2006.

Assessing Iraq: 'The Country Has Already Collapsed'
Spiegel Online, 09 March 2006.

50 Iraq Workers Abducted at Site Owned by Sunnis
Kirk Semple. The New York Times, 09 March 2006.

Iraq Edging Towards Precipice
Jim Muir. BBC News, 08 March 2006.

24 Bodies Found Amid More Violence in Iraq
Alexandra Zavis. The Associated Press, 08 March 2006.

The U.S. Role in Iraq's Sectarian Violence
Stephen Zunes. AntiWar.com, 07 March 2006.

As Sectarian Conflict Neglected, Solutions Fade in Iraq
Cumali Onal. Zaman, Turkey, 05 March 2006.

Expert on Iraq: 'We're In a Civil War'
Jake Tapper. ABC News, 05 March 2006.

Preventing Iraq's Disintegration
Joost Hiltermann. The Baltimore Sun, 05 March 2006. Posted on the International Crisis Group website.

Iraq's Besieged Sunnis Now Looking to U.S.
Megan K. Stack. Los Angeles Times, 05 March 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Kurds Want Independence if Fighting Continues
Frman Abdulrahman. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 02 March 2006.

On the Brink
Omayma Abdel-Latif. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 02-08 March 2006.

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The Myth of Civil War
Abbas Kadhim. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 02-08 March 2006.

What's Coming Next for a Country on the Brink of a Civil War?
Bronwen Maddox. The Times, UK, 02 March 2006.

Growing Friction Separates Shiite, Sunni
Dan Murphy. The Christian Science Monitor, 02 March 2006.

Face to Face - The Recent Spike in Violence in Iraq
Ivo H. Daalder and Christopher Preble. The Washington Examiner, 02 March 2006. Posted on The Brookings Institution website.

Iraq: The Wages of Chaos
Mark LeVine. Asia Times, 01 March 2006.

Analysis: Iraq Elections Led to War
Martin Sieff. United Press International, 01 March 2006.

Shiites Told: Leave Home Or Be Killed
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 01 March 2006.

Pressure Seen on Probes at Baghdad Morgue
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 01 March 2006.

Sistani, the United States and Politics In Iraq
Reidar Visser. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraq: Preparing for the Worst
Robert Dreyfuss. TomPaine.com, 28 February 2006.

Iraq's Anarchic Civil War
The Progress Report, Center for American Progress, 28 February 2006.

Iraq's Leaders Squabble as Death Toll Mounts
Vincent Boland and Steve Negus. The Financial Times, 28 February 2006.

At Least 75 Dead in String of Attacks in Iraq
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 28 February 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Toll in Iraq's Deadly Surge: 1,300
Ellen Knickmeyer and Bassam Sebti. Washington Post, 28 February 2006.

Iraq Violence Puts Troop Cuts in Doubt
Mark Mazzetti. Los Angeles Times, 28 February 2006.

The Next Iraqi War? Sectarianism and Civil Conflict
International Crisis Group, 27 February 2006.

The Samarra Bombing and its Aftermath: A New Face on the Civil War?
Phyllis Bennis and Erik Leaver. Institute for Policy Studies, 27 February 2006.

Sunnis Say They're Mobilizing to Combat Shiites, Protect Mosques
Nancy A. Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 27 February 2006.

Curfew Takes Its Toll On Iraqis
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 27 February 2006. Posted on the War Crimes Watch website.

Tanks to Patrol Baghdad After Sectarian Unrest
Ammar Karim. Agence France Presse, 27 February 2006. Posted on the Reliefweb website.

Younger Clerics Showing Power in Iraq's Unrest
Robert F. Worth and Edward Wong. The New York Times, 26 February 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Power Struggle, Tribal Conflict or Religious War?
Noah Feldman, Vali Nasr, James Fearon and Juan Cole. Time Magazine, 26 February 2006.

Analysts See Lebanon-ization of Iraq in Crystal Ball
Borzou Daragahi and Megan K. Stack. Los Angeles Times, 26 February 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Payback Time In Iraq
Sami Moubayed. Asia Times, 25 February 2006.

After Askariya
Firas Al-Atraqchi. Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 25 February 2006.

Who Will Decide When We Leave Iraq?
Christopher Preble. Cato Institute, 24 February 2006.

Pulling Iraq Back from the Edge of Civil War
James Phillips. The Heritage Foundation, 24 February 2006.

Civil Strife and Responsibility in Iraq
Ghassan Charbel. Dar al Hayat, 24 February 2006.

Who Benefits?
Dahr Jamail. Iraq Dispatches, 24 February 2006.

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

Iraq Shrine Bombing Was Specialist Job: Minister
Agence France Presse, 24 February 2006

Exit Without a Strategy
Sami Ramadani. The Guardian, 24 February 2006.

Iraq Militants Blame Govt, Iran for Shrine Attack
Reuters, 23 February 2006.

Background: Samarra Troubles Predate Mosque Blast

Sides Blur for U.S. Troops Trying to Secure Samarra
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 19 February 2006.

As Iraqi Shiites Police Sunnis, Rough Justice Feeds Bitterness
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 06 February 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

U.S. Seeks To Escape Brutal Cycle In Iraqi City
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 26 December 2005.

Iraqi Commando Battalion Pulled out of Samarra
Ned Parker. Middle East Online, 05 May 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Sectarian Violence Surges After Shrine Bombing
Bassam Sebti, Jonathan Finer and Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 23 February 2006.

Iraq's Civil War Nightmare
Jeremy Bowen. BBC News, 23 February 2006.

Iraq's Burning Season
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 23 February 2006.

Iraq's Kingmaker Is No Bush Pawn
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 23 February 2006.

Iraqi Province Cuts Off U.S. Forces
The Associated Press, 20 February 2006. Posted on the ABC News website.

Iraq Shrine Blast Sparks Protests
BBC News, 22 February 2006.

Iraq Power Shift Widens a Gulf Between Sects
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 18 February 2006.

Iraqi Kurds Take Tough Stance on Kirkuk
Paul Garwood. The Associated Press, 14 February 2006.

U.S., Iraqi Officials Woo Sunnis
Solomon Moore and Richard Boudreaux. Los Angeles Times, 09 February 2006.

America's Unlikely Savior
Nir Rosen. Salon, 03 February 2006.

Sectarian Tensions on the Rise
IRIN, 30 January 2006.

Shiite-Sunni Security Tensions Rising
Robert H. Reid. The Associated Press, 29 January 2006.

A Farewell to Iraqi Arms?
Stanley A. Weiss. Asia Times, 24 January 2006.

Bush Seeks His Enemies' Help in Iraq
Gareth Porter. Asia Times, 18 January 2006.

Kurds Emerging as Arbitrators in Iraq's Fragmented Political Equation
The Associated Press, 13 January 2006. Posted on the Khaleej Times website.

Iraq Moves a Step Closer to Civil War
Ariana Huffington. HuffingtonPost.com, 12 January 2006.

Situation in Iraq Is Civil War
John Murtha. HuffingtonPost.com, 12 January 2006.

The Boomerang Effect in Iraq: If 'Kurdistan', Why Not Assyria?
Assyrian International News Agency, 10 January 2006.

Iraq's 'PBS' Accused of Sectarian Slant
Charles Levinson. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 January 2006.

Militants Revive Cycle of Violence
Anna Badkhen. San Francisco Chronicle, 10 January 2006.

Student Extremism Brings Violence and Chaos to Iraqi Universities
Oliver Poole. The Telegraph, UK, 09 January 2006.

Sunnis Bargain for Iraq Role as Allawi Fades
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 03 January 2006.

Palestinians in Iraq Pay the Cost of Being 'Saddam's People'
Doug Struck. Washington Post, 30 December 2005.

Shiite Cleric Emerging as a Highly Influential Political Leader
Nancy Youssef. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 29 December 2005.

Kurds Are Flocking to Kirkuk, Laying Claim to Land and Oil
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 29 December 2005.

U.S.-Shiite Struggle Could Spin out of Control
Gareth Porter. Inter Press Service, 26 December 2005.

Various Private Armies Still Exist, Threatening Iraq's National Security
Phil Sands. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 December 2005.

Divisions Over Reconciliation Event
Zaineb Naji. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 20 December 2005.

The Constitution of Iraq: Religious and Ethnic Relations
Faleh A. Jabar. Minority Rights Group International, 16 December 2005. Posted on the ReliefWeb website (.pdf file).

A Celebration of Kurds' Hopes for Their Region, Not the Country
Edward Wong. The New York Times, 16 December 2005.

Only Negotiation with Iraq's Resistance Can Bring Peace
Jonathan Steele. The Guardian, 16 December 2005.

Crafty Chalabi Still Player in Iraq Politics
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 14 December 2005.

For Kurds, A Surge Of Violence In Campaign
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 14 December 2005.

Towards Sectarian Separatism in Iraq?
Reidar Visser. Historiae.org, 13 December 2005.

Sectarian Flaws in Iraq
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 13 December 2005.

New High-Tech Passports Unpopular With Locals
IRIN, 12 December 2005.

Kurds Want to Remain Part of Iraq - U.S. ambassador
Reuters, 11 December 2005.

A Pan-Iraqi Pact on Muqtada al-Sadr's Initiative
Gilbert Achchar, 09 December 2005. Posted on the Just World News website.

Iraq's Version of Hatfields and McCoys
Anna Badkhen. San Francisco Chronicle, 06 December 2005.

Sunnis, Shiites Hold Joint Prayers in Show of Unity
The Associated Press, 02 December 2005. Posted on the USA Today website.

Former Covert Israeli Forces 'Training Kurds in Iraq'
Conal Urquhart and Michael Howard. The Guardian, 02 December 2005.

Iraq's Resilient Minority
Andrew Cockburn. Smithsonian Magazine, December 2005. Posted on the Center for Defense Information website.

In Iraq, Even Sectarian Unity Can be Deadly
Michael Georgy. Reuters, 30 November 2005. Posted on the Veterans for Common Sense.

U.S. Debate on Pullout Resonates As Troops Engage Sunnis in Talks
Ellen Knickmeyer, Jonathan Finer and Omar Fekeiki. Washington Post, 30 November 2005.

Iraq Kurds Shortchanged, They Say, by Massive U.S. Cash Drop
Richard C. Paddock and T. Christian Miller. Los Angeles Times, 21 November 2005. Posted on the Kurdistan Regional Government website.

Sectarian Hatred Pulls Apart Iraq's Mixed Towns
Sabrina Tavernise. The New York Times, 20 November 2005.

Kurds Seek to Draw Investors to 'The Other Iraq'
Guy Dinmore. Financial Times, 14 November 2005.

Their Own Drummer
Kevin Sites. Yahoo News, 14 November 2005.

Disunity Threatens Iraqi Labor's Resistance to Occupation
David Bacon. Truthout, 07 November 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Reports of Sunni Enthusiasm May Be Premature
Gareth Porter. Inter Press Service, 01 November 2005. Posted on the Antiwar.com website.

Iraq Working to Address Grievances of Baathists
Liz Sly. Chicago Tribune, 01 November 2005. Posted on The State website.

The Real Sunnis: Please Stand Up
John F. Burns. New York Times, 30 October 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Kurds Reclaiming Prized Territory In Northern Iraq
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 30 October 2005.

Gun Battle Sees Iraq Near Civil War
Gethin Chamberlain. The Scotsman, 28 October 2005.

A New Sunni Strategy in Iraq
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 27 October 2005.

Sadr, Sunnis Join Hands to Contest Polls
Agence France Presse, 27 October 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Analysts Warn of Effects of Iraq Civil War
Charles J. Hanley. The Associated Press, 26 October 2005. Posted on The State website.

Cycle of Revenge Threatens Nation
Alex Rodriguez. Chicago Tribune, 01 October 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Undeclared Civil War in Iraq
CBS News, 26 September 2005.

Up for Grabs: The Shiite Keystone of Iraq
James Glanz. New York Times, 25 September 2005.

Saudi Minister Warns U.S. Iraq May Face Disintegration
Joel Brinkley. New York Times, 23 September 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Shiites Fleeing Sunni Dominated Neighborhoods of Baghdad
Nancy A. Youssef and Mohammed al Dulaimy. Knight-Ridder, 21 September 2005.

New Efforts Afoot to Win Iraq Sunnis
Japan Today, 04 September 2005.

Iraq Takes Yet Another Step Closer to Civil War
Rory Carroll, Peter Beaumont, and Paul Harris. The Observer, 28 August 2005.

Sunni Ire Appears to Have Been Stoked, Not Calmed
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 27 August 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Sunnis Offer an Exit Plan
Robert Collier. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 August 2005.

Next Time, Sunnis Intend to Be Heard
Edmund Sanders. Los Angeles Times, 20 August 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Militias Wresting Control Across Iraq's North and South
Anthony Shadid and Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 20 August 2005.

U.S. Model Appeals to Some Iraqi Factions
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 14 August 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Shiites Call for Own State in South
Saad Sarhan and Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 12 August 2005.

Iraq Shia Leaders Call for Federal State
Al Jazeera, 12 August 2005.

The Deadly Cost Of Excluding The Sunnis
Stanley Reed. BusinessWeek, 01 August 2005. Posted on 25 July 2005.

Shi'i Separatism in Iraq
Reidar Visser. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, August 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Is the Country Heading for Civil War?
Georg Mascolo and Bernhard Zand. Der Spiegel, 25 July 2005.

If It's Civil War, Do We Know It?
John F. Burns. New York Times, 24 July 2005.

After Iraq Attacks, Calls for Militias Grow
Neil MacDonald. Christian Science Monitor, 18 July 2005.

Splitting Up Iraq?
Christopher Allbritton. Time Magazine, 17 July 2005.

Shiites Bring Rigid Piety to Iraq's South
Steven Vincent. Christian Science Monitor, 13 July 2005.

Allawi: This Is the Start of Civil War
Hala Jaber. Sunday Times, 10 July 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Shiite Morality Is Taking Hold in Iraq Oil Port
Edward Wong. New York Times, 08 July 2005.

The Puzzle of Sunnis' Leadership Vacuum
Borzou Daragahi. Los Angeles Times, 05 July 2005. Posted on the Occupation Watch website.

Occupied Iraq: One Country, Many Wars
Ivan Eland, Robert Newman, Jeffrey White and W. Patrick Lang. Middle East Policy Council, 17 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Kirkuk Emerges as Faultline for Civil Conflict in Iraq
Patricia Nunan. Voice of America News, 07 June 2005.

After Arrest, Sunni Leader Urges Unity
Louise Roug. Los Angeles Times, 01 June 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Fresh Talks Aim to Avoid Religious War
Michel Howard. The Guardian, 30 May 2005.

Risk of Civil War Spreads Fear Across Nation
Jeffrey Fleishman. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Shiites, Sunnis Forge Peace as Government Prepares Street War Against Insurgency
The Associated Press, 28 May 2005. Posted on the USA Today website.

Proposal to Divide Iraq into Semi-Autonomous States Gains Ground
Nancy A. Youssef. Knight-Ridder, 25 May 2005.

Iraq's Religious Factions Make Calls for Restraint
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 23 May 2005.

Shiites in Iraq Laud End of Sunni Boycott
Ellen Knickmeyer and Omar Fekeiki. Washington Post, 23 May 2005.

Rebel Shiite Cleric Hints He'll Shift to Politics, Not War
Richard A. Oppel Jr. New York Times, 23 May 2005.

Iraq's Sunni Arabs Seek to Unite to Build Political Clout
Carol J. Williams. Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2005. Posted on the NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq website.

Baghdad Sunni Protest Deepens Sectarian Tension
Waleed Ibrahim, Reuters, 20 May 2005.

Shiites Stage Mass Anti-US Protests
Abdul Hussein Al-obeidi, The Associated Press, 20 May 2005.

Iraq Violence Taking a Sectarian Twist
Ashraf Khalil and Patrick J. McDonnell. Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2005.

Iraq's Ba'athists Rebound on 2 Fronts
Thanassis Cambanis. Boston Globe, 15 May 2005.

The Coming Shi'ite Showdown
Gareth Porter. Antiwar.com, 13 May 2005.

Experts: Iraq Verges on Civil War
Timothy M. Phelps. Newsday, 12 May 2005.

Iraq "Moving Towards Open Civil War"
Seymour Hersh. Democracy Now, 11 May 2005.

Piety And Power
Alissa J. Rubin. Los Angeles Times, 08 May 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

For Some in Iraq's Sunni Minority, a Growing Sense of Alienation
Robert F. Worth. New York Times, 08 May 2005.

The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq
Kenneth Katzman and Alfred B. Prados. CRS Report for Congress, 05 May 2005 (.pdf file).

Northern Iraq: A Kurdish Stronghold
Pam O'Toole. BBC News, 04 May 2005.

The Sadr II Movement: An Organizational Fight for Legitimacy within the Iraqi Shi'a Community
Timonthy Haugh. Center for Contemporary Conflict, May 2005 (.pdf file).

Analysis of Sunni-Based Opposition in Iraq
Timothy Haugh. Center for Contemporary Conflict, May 2005 (.pdf file).

Iraq's Baath Problem
Christopher Allbritton. Time Magazine, 27 April 2005.

Sunni-Shia Tensions Flare in Redrawn Iraq
Luke Baker. The Globe and Mail, 27 April 2005.

Kurds' Leaders Said to Attempt to Block Shiite
Robert F. Worth and Richard A. Oppel Jr. New York Times, 23 April 2005.

Recent Violence Stirs Sectarian Tensions in Once-Quiet Basra
Solomon Moore. Los Angeles Times, 20 April 2005. Posted on the EPIC website.

Iraqi Alliance Seeks to Oust Top Officials of Hussein Era
Ellen Knickmeyer. Washington Post, 18 April 2005.

Iraqi Leaders Flexing Muscles
Paul Richter and Mark Mazzetti. Los Angeles Times, 17 April 2005. Posted on the Veterans for Common Sense website.

Political Impasse Alarms Shiite Clergy
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 03 April 2005.

Kirkuk: Between Kurdish Separatism and Iraqi Federalism
Nimrod Raphaeli. Middle East Media Research Institute, 31 March 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Political Chaos Stokes Iraqi Fears
Roger Hardy. BBC News, 29 March 2005.

In an Old Mosque, The Blunt Rhetoric Of the New Iraq
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 28 March 2005.

Sunnis Now Want to Join Iraq Politics
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 24 March 2005.

Kurds' Return to City Shakes Politics in Iraq
Edward Wong. New York Times, 14 March 2005.

Shia Party Rises From the Ashes
Aaron Glantz. Inter Press Service, 01 March 2005. Posted on the Antiwar.com website.

Kurds Increase Pressure for Federation
Charles Recknagel. Asia Times, 01 March 2005.

Opposing Agendas Snarl Shiite, Kurd Cooperation in Iraq
Jill Carroll. Christian Science Monitor, 28 February 2005.

Iraq's Serene South Asks, Who Needs Baghdad?
James Glanz. New York Times, 26 February 2005. Posted on the AINA website.

Allawi Plans Iraq Coalition to Rival Shias
The Telegraph, 23 February 2005.

Power Plays Preoccupy Iraqi Leaders
Jill Carroll and Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 22 February 2005.

Iraqi Shiites Hope to Avoid More Attacks
Patrick Quinn. The Associated Press, 20 February 2005. Posted on The Guardian website.

Chalabi Calls for Quick Saddam Trial in Push to Lead Iraq
John Diamond. USA Today, 17 February 2005.

Sunnis Admit Poll Boycott Blunder and Ask to Share Power
Rory Carroll. The Guardian, 15 February 2005.

Kurds Emerge as Power Brokers
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 15 February 2005.

How the Elections Will Affect US Role in Iraq
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 15 February 2005.

US Fights Back Against 'Rule by Clerics'
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 15 February 2005.

Shiites Walk Softly in New Landscape
John Daniszweski. Los Angeles Times, 14 February 2005.

Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision
Robin Wright. Washington Post, 14 February 2005.

Iraq's Hard-Line Shi'ites Vow to Resist US Agenda
Thanassis Cambanis. Boston Globe, 12 February 2005.

Since Election, Shiites Build Bridges to Iraq's Minorities
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 10 February 2005.

Fighting for Islamic Law
Harold Meyerson. Washington Post, 09 February 2005.

Sunni Boycott Shows Success; Dozens Killed
Free Press News Service, 08 February 2005.

Leading Shiite Cleric Says New Iraq Must Embrace Islamic Law
Steven Komarow. USA Today, 06 February 2005.

Within Shiite Bloc, Diverse Views Emerge
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 02 February 2005.

Top Shiites Push for an Islamic Constitution
Thanassis Cambanis. Boston Globe, 02 February 2005. Posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website.

Iraq's Shiites Plan a Humble Rise to Power
Doug Struck. Washington Post, 02 February 2005.

The Shiite Earthquake
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 01 February 2005.

Election Over, Iraqi Shiites Confront Internal Rivals
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 01 February 2005.

Continued Unity of Shiite Alliance Faces Challenges
Ashraf Khalil. Los Angeles Times, 30 January 2005.

Survey Finds Deep Divisions in Iraq
Zogby International, 28 January 2005.

Zarqawi vs Sistani
Ehsan Ahrari. Asia Times, 27 January 2005.

Vote or No Vote, We Will Kill You
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 27 January 2005.

King-Maker Kurds to Decide
Nicolas Rothwell. The Australian, 26 January 2005.

Tribe Versus Tribe
Rod Nordland and Christopher Dickey. Newsweek, 24 January 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraq's Critical Sistani Factor
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 20 January 2005.

Does U.S. Occupation Prevent Civil War in Iraq? Think Again
Gareth Porter. Foreign Policy in Focus, 19 January 2005.

Governor Shot as Iraq Poll in Doubt
Sydney Morning Herald, 05 January 2005.

Islamic Army in Iraq Threatens Attacks in US
Agence France-Presse, 03 January 2005.

Sunni Marginalization Risks Worsening Iraq Turmoil
Khaled Yacoub Oweis. Financial Times, 2 January 2005.

Shi'i Separatism in Iraq: Internet Reverie or Real Constitutional Challenge?
Reidar Vissar. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 2005.

U.S. Is Suggesting Guaranteed Role for Iraq's Sunnis
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 26 December 2004.

Iraq's Christian Minority Loses Its Innocence Now the Rule of Saddam is Over
Borzou Daragahi. The Independent, 24 December 2004.

Religious Hostility Surfacing
Alissa J. Rubin. Los Angeles Times, 20 December 2004.

'They Are Trying to Ignite a Civil War'
Brian Whitaker. The Guardian, 20 December 2004.

Shia Leaders Make Appeal for Restraint
Barrie McKenna. Globe and Mail, 20 December 2004.

Blasts Kill at Least 64 in Iraq's Holy Cities
Saad Sarhan and Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 20 December 2004.

Suspects Detained In Deadly Najaf Bombing
KOMO Seattle, 20 December 2004.

Sunnis Warn of Civil War Over Timing of Election
Stephen Farrell. The Times London, 02 December 2004.

Iraqi Premier To Meet With Former Ba'athists
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 28 November 2004.

Offensives Create Surge of Detainees
Bradley Graham. Washington Post, 27 November 2004.

The Recipe for Civil War
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 25 November 2004.

The Sunni-Shi'ite Power Play
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 20 November 2004.

Unlikely Challenge in Shiite Province
Bruce Wallace. Los Angeles Times, 18 November 2004. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Video Shows G.I.s at Weapon Cache
William J. Broad and David E. Sanger. New York Times, 29 October 2004.

Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq
James Glanz, William J. Broad and David E. Sanger. New York Times, 25 October 2004.

Neo-Baath v. the Shiites
Juan Cole. Informed Comment, 15 October 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Iraq's New Power Couple
Bartle Breese Bull. New York Times, 15 October 2004.

Iraq's Seesaw of Progress and Peril
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 27 September 2004.

The Political War
George Packer. The New Yorker, 27 September 2004.

Who Are the Progressives in Iraq? The Left, the Right, and the Islamists
Frank Smyth. Foreign Policy in Focus, 23 September 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

History Cleansed to 'Re-educate' Ba'athists
Rory McCarthy. The Guardian, 23 October 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Tension Rising
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 22 September 2004.

Warring Visions for Iraq
Peter Grier. Christian Science Monitor, 22 September 2004.

Battle for Tal Afar Reveals Ethnic Muddle and Shaky Coalition Control of Iraq
Scheherezade Faramarzi. The Associated Press, 18 September 2004. Posted on the San Diego Union-Tribune website.

Iraq: A Descent into Civil War?
Luke Harding. The Guardian, 15 September 2004.

Truce Fails to Soothe Shi'ite Fears
Anne Barnard. Boston Globe, 06 September 2004.

Iraq's Kurds and Turkey: Challenges for U.S. Policy
Bill Park. Parameters, Autumn 2004 (.pdf file).

A Neo-Ba'athist Dressing Down in Najaf
Luke Harding. The Guardian, 30 August 2004.

Iraq's Slide Toward Separation
Michael Weinstein. Power and Interest News Report, 11 August 2004.

Many Christians Flee Iraq, With Syria the Haven of Choice
Katherine Zoepf. New York Times, 05 August 2004.

Ethnic Violence May Explode in Kirkuk
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 04 August 2004.

Iraq's Christians Under Attack
Magdi Abdelhadi. BBC News, 02 August 2004.

Allawi Shot Inmates in Cold Blood, Say Witnesses
Paul McGeough. Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2004. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Sunni Resistance to U.S. Presence Hardens
Edward Cody. Washington Post, 07 July 2004.

Insiders Shape Postwar Iraq
Andrew Zajac. Chicago Tribune / Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2004. Posted on the FAIR website.

Clashing Interests Between Iraq's Shi'a Arabs and Sunni Kurds
Erich Marquardt. Power and Interest News Report, 17 June 2004.

Kurds Threaten to Walk Away From Iraqi State
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 09 June 2004.

Cleric al-Sadr Gains Political Ground Among Iraqis
Tom Lasseter. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 08 June 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website.

U.S. Occupation Deepens the Split Between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs
Gareth Smyth. Financial Times, 01 June 2004.

A Man for All Intrigues
Andrew Cockburn. Salon.com, 29 May 2004.

Exit Chalabi: The Diplomatic Art of Dumping Friends
Husain Haqqani. International Herald Tribune, 25 May 2004. Posted on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website.

Chalabi's Long, Costly Charade
Robert Scheer. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2004.

U.S. Struggles to Breach Wall of Iraqi Skepticism
Steven Komarow. USA Today, 24 May 2004.

Think the Unthinkable: Partition Iraq
Ivan Eland. The Independent Institute, 18 May 2004.

Car Bomb Kills Head of Iraq Ruling Council
The Guardian, 17 May 2004.

Najaf Standoff Causing Shiite Rift
Annia Ciezadlo. Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2004.

Washington's Delicate Balancing Act: Negotiating Between Iraq's Sunni and Shi'a Arabs
Erich Marquardt. Power and Interest News Report, 07 May 2004.

Americans Warned of Looming 'Civil War'
Andrew Buncombe. The Independent, 21 April 2004.

The Balance Shifts for Shiite Power
Edward Wong. New York Times, 20 April 2004. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

Moderate Shiites Gaining New Clout
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 12 April 2004.

Iraq's Kurds: Toward an Historic Compromise
International Crisis Group, Middle East Report #26, 08 April 2004 (.pdf file).

Growing Shia Discontent
Paul Wood. BBC News, 05 April 2004.

Shiites Organize to Block U.S. Plan
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 29 March 2004.

At Iraqi Port, Progress Is Matter of Perception
Ariana Eunjung Cha. Washington Post, 25 March 2004.

U.S. Calls for Sunni and Kurdish Rights After Turnover
John F. Burns. New York Times, 25 March 2004.

Tensions Grow Between Iraqi Shiites and US
Paul McGeough. The Age, 16 March 2004.

Iraq's Loose Ends May Unravel
Paul McGeough. The Age, 13 March 2004.

Ethnic Divide Deepens in New Iraq
Nicholas Blanford. Christian Science Monitor, 08 March 2004.

Unanimous Approval Comes After Shiite Leaders Drop Objections
Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 08 March 2004.

U.S. Casts Fugitive as Super-Villain.
Sebastian Rotella. Los Angeles Times, 07 March 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Iraq's Religious Targets
Martin Asser. BBC News, 02 March 2004.

Kurdish Demands Trigger Fears of Civil War in Iraq
Justin Huggler. The Independent, 01 March 2004.

Kurds Return, Arabs Flee, As a Mass Migration Redraws the Map of Northern Iraq
Scheherezade Faramarzi. The Associated Press, 16 February 2004. Posted on the San Francisco Chronicle Website.

Battle for Iraq's Future
Paul Reynolds. BBC News, 11 February 2004.

Ancient Rivalries Vie for Dominance of Iraq's Kirkuk
Luke Baker. Reuters, 05 February 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

The Shiite Surge
David Rieff. New York Times, 01 February 2004. Posted on the Free Republic website.

Call of History Draws Iraqi Cleric to the Political Fore
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 01 February 2004.

Iraqis Divided as Cleric's Role Widens
Anne Barnard. Boston Globe, 31 January 2004.

Kurds Campaign for Federal State
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 28 January 2004.

In Northern City, Ethnic Division Replaces Talk of Reconciliation
Daniel Williams. Washington Post, 28 January 2004. Posted on the Boston Globe website.

Iraqi Cleric's Pivotal Clout
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 20 January 2004.

Mosque Killings Underscore Iraq's Sectarian Divide
Suleiman al Khalidi. Reuters, 17 January 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

New Focus on Ties to Tribal Leaders
Bryan Bender and Stephen J. Glain. Boston Globe, 15 January 2004.

Shiite Good Will May Be Eroding in Iraq
Hamza Hendawi. The Associated Press, 13 January 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Shi'ite Riot Tells of Frustration with Occupation
Nadia Abou el-Magd. The Associated Press, 13 January 2004. Posted on the Boston Globe website.

Kurds' Struggle Intensifies Ethnic Conflict in Kirkuk
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 09 January, 2004.

Sunnis Feel Chill in New Iraq
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 08 January 2004.

Feeling Besieged, Iraq's Sunnis Unite
Alan Sipress. Washington Post, 06 January 2004.

On Edge, Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq Try to Talk it Out
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 06 January 2004.

Ethnic Rivalries Boil in Northern Iraq City
Adnan Hadi. Reuters, 05 January 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Kurdish Region in Northern Iraq Will Get to Keep Special Status
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 05 January 2004.

Iraqi Shiites Enter New Era of Inclusion, Not Exclusion
Susan Sachs. New York Times, 21 December 2003.

Iraqis Exact Revenge on Baathists
Alan Sipress. Washington Post, 20 December 2003.

Saddam's Gone but Resistance May Continue
Paul McGeough. The Age, 16 December 2003.

Religious Strife Flares in Baghdad
Nicholas Blanford. Christian Science Monitor, 11 December 2003.

Iraqis See the Enemy Next Door
Patrick J. McDonnell. Los Angeles Times, 10 December 2003. Posted on the Fairuse website.

A Shiite Challenge Divides Iraqis
Nicholas Blanford. Christian Science Monitor, 03 December 2003.

Bound to Iraq, Kurds Eye Options
Howard LaFranchi. Christian Science Monitor, 24 November 2003.

Baathists, Once Reviled, Prove Difficult to Remove
Susan Sachs. New York Times, 22 November 2003.

Baghdad's Simmering Religious Tensions
Martin Asser. BBC News, 26 October 2003.

Kurd's Faith in New Iraq Fading Fast
Michael Howard. The Guardian, 21 October 2003.

Shias Fight Back as Resistance Spreads
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 19 October 2003.

Iraqi Shiite Split Widens
Dan Murphy. Christian Science Monitor, 15 October 2003.

Anger and Faith Fuel Iraqi Resistance
David Filipov. Boston Globe, 9 October 2003.

Ethnic and Religious Fissures Deepen in Iraqi Society
Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 29 September 2003.

Kurds May Lose Yet Again
Said Aburish. Los Angeles Times, 14 September 2003.

Iraq's Shiites Under Occupation
International Crisis Group, 09 September 2003 (.pdf file).

Iraq Enters a Tense New Phase
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 02 September 2003.

Sunnis Wait for Their Moment
Nir Rosen. Asia Times, 28 August 2003.

'Terror Coalition' Feared in Iraq
BBC News, 21 August 2003.

Chaos as an Anti-U.S. Strategy
Thom Shanker. New York Times, 20 August 2003. Posted on the Truthout website.

Iraqi Clerics Unite in Rare Alliance
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 17 August 2003.

Flag Is Flash Point In a Baghdad Slum
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 14 August 2003. Posted on the Peace Redding website.

Rising Tide of Islamic Militants See Iraq as Ultimate Battlefield
Neil MacFarquhar. New York Times, 13 August 2003.

Kurds Adapt to a New Order in Iraq
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 12 August 2003.

Cleric Steps Up Anti-Occupation Rhetoric
Anthony Shadid. Washington Post, 26 July 2003.

No to America, No to Saddam
The Economist, 24 July 2003.

In Search for Baath Loyalists, U.S. Finds Itself in Gray Area
Amy Waldman. New York Times, 22 July 2003.

In Iraq, Shiites Are Wild Card
Scott Peterson. Christian Science Monitor, 21 July 2003.

Iraq Cleric Condemns US Plans
BBC News, 01 July 2003.

Trying to Set Up Democracy in a Divided Kurdish Region
Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times, 01 July 2003.

The Struggle for Power in Iraq
Yitzhak Nakash. Dissent Magazine, Summer 2003.

Across Iraq, the Dark Shadow Of Hussein Still Looms Large
Patrick E. Tyler. New York Times, 22 June 2003.

Attacks In Iraq Traced to Network
Daniel Williams. Washington Post, 22 June 2003.

Iraqi Tribe Leaders Find New Clout
Hassan Fattah. Christian Science Monitor, 17 June 2003.

US Hunts Down 'Saddam Loyalists'
BBC News, 13 June 2003.

Kurds and Displaced Arabs Compete for Land
Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times, 13 June 2003.

Iraqis Fear Rise of Clerics
Caroline Hawley. BBC News, 09 June 2003.

Baathists Need Not Apply
Danna Harman. Christian Science Monitor, 28 May 2003.

3 Ethnic Battles Threaten Northern Iraq
Charles Radin. The Age, 21 May 2003.

Iraqis Killing Former Baath Party Members
Scott Wilson. Washington Post, 20 May 2003.

Americans Try to Quell Arab-Kurd Flare-Up
Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times, 20 May 2003.

Kurds' Influence in Kirkuk Rises Along With Discord
Scott Wilson. Washington Post, 19 May 2003.

Hussein Loyalists Blamed For Chaos
Peter Slevin. Washington Post, 15 May 2003.

Iraq's Baath Party Is Abolished
Peter Slevin and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 12 May 2003.

Quiet Power Struggle in Southern Iraq
Peter Slevin. Washington Post, 02 May 2003.

Post-Saddam Iraq:  The Shi'ite Factor
Amatzia Baram. Iraq Memo #15. Brookings Institution, 30 April 2003.

A Brief, Bitter War for Iraq's Military Officers
William Branigin. Washington Post, 27 April 2003.

In a Land Without Law or Leaders, Militant Islam Threatens to Rule
Jason Burke. The Observer, 27 April 2003.

Sunni Party Pursues Moderates in Mosul
David Rohde. New York Times, 24 April 2003. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

Shiites Emerge as Iraq's Key Players
Tony Karon. TIME Magazine, 23 April 2003.

As Iraqi Shiites Gain Clout, Will U.S. Interests Suffer? New Religious Freedom is Celebrated, but Fear Arises That Cleric-Run Government Could Emerge, Stir Trouble
Barbara Slavin and Vivienne Walt. USA Today, 22 April 2003.

Shia's Role in New Iraq
Roger Hardy. BBC News, 22 April 2003.

A Who's Who of Iraqi Shiite Leaders
Lee Keath. The Associated Press, 22 April 2003. Posted on the USA Today website.

Ba'athists Slip Quietly Back into Control
Suzanne Goldenberg. The Guardian, 21 April 2003.

Arabs Flee Revenge of the Kurds
Jason Burke. The Observer, 20 April 2003.

Revolution City
Peter Beaumont. The Observer, 20 April 2003. Posted on The Guardian website.

The Ever-Threatening Shi'ite Factor...
Hooman Peimani. Asia Times, 18 April 2003.

Iraq:  Diffusing an Ethnic Time Bomb
Refugees International, 17 April 2003. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Kurds Redrawing Map By Memory, With Force
Daniel Williams and Karl Vick. Washington Post, 17 April 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

As Most Militias Leave Kirkuk, Kurd-Arab Tensions Rise
Karl Vick and Steve Vogel. Washington Post, 14 April 2003.

Tensions Boil Over Between Kurds and Arabs in North
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, 14 April 2003.

Pro-Saddam Gangs Challenge Marines' Control of Tikrit
Luke Harding. The Guardian, 16 April 2003.

Fears for the Future
Brian Whitaker. The Guardian, 11 April 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Baath Party Remains a Presence
Susan B. Glasser. Washington Post, 10 April 2003.

Attention Now Shifts to the Role of the Kurds
C.J. Chivers. New York Times, 09 April 2003.

Politics and War, Iraqi Style
Stephen Blank. Asia Times, 27 March 2003.

Urgent Talks to Prevent 'War within a War'
Peter Fray. The Age, 24 March 2003.

Kurdish Question Sidestepped
Valentinas Mite. Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 03 March 2003. Posted on the Asia Times website.

Radical Islam in Iraqi Kurdistan:  The Mouse that Roared?
Middle East Briefing. International Crisis Group, 07 February 2003 (.pdf file).

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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