Nouri al-Maliki

Baghdad is a city of rumors. Any city facing the possibility of invasion, insurrection and social breakdown becomes a city rife with speculation. It is important to listen to the rumors

Iraq's Sunni Arabs will eventually tire of the harsh sharia rule imposed upon them by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, but they will need reassurances that they won't be betrayed again


Nouri al-Maliki’s fitful departure from Iraq’s premiership recalled many other cliffhanger exits by unpopular political leaders.