Nouri al-Maliki


Despite significant investments to expand its influence in Iraq, Iran's efforts have yielded only mixed results. The goal of Shiite unity in Iraq has proven elusive.

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There is no place in the world today where chaos is more prevalent and the reestablishment of order more critical than the Middle East. The “great game" between rival great powers may have originated in Central Asia but it found its most intense expression at the "crossroads of empire" in the Middle East. As long as American interests are still engaged the United States cannot desist from playing it.

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Why the United States can do very little to alter the course of events in the Middle East right now.

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As oil prices dwindle, Iraq needs to increase its oil output to offset missed production targets over the past few years.