Politics of Iraq

Conflict & Justice

A powerful al-Qaeda group is fighting in both Iraq and Syria

It's been quite a week for an al-Qaeda spin-off called ISIS. Last week, ISIS took over Fallujah in Iraq. But it seems some of the local Sunni tribes abandoned the group and have joined government forces fighting against al-Qaeda. Then, rebel groups in Syria combined to attack ISIS there. Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times explains the politics that work for and against ISIS.

U.S. joins Iraqi assault on militias

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Crispin Thorold in Baghdad, about the on-going battle against Shiite militias in Iraq; Iraqi government forces have led the assault, but U.S. forces have now supported the Iraqis with air strikes.

Female suicide bombers strike in Iraq

Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad and Harvard professor Eric Rosenbach about suicide bombings in Iraq today in which police say women suicide bombers were involved in the attacks.


Iraq reconstruction

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says millions of US dollars are wasted on failed projects, and The World's Jeb Sharp has details.