Politics of Iraq

Politics

Doing Business With Iraq

President Obama says American troops will be home from Iraq by the end of the year but the connections between Iraq and the US are far from over. The next phase of American involvement will be business ties.

Conflict & Justice

New Iraqi government takes shape

Re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister; but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni alliance walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.

Iraqis band to fight Al-Qaeda

President Bush this week praised Iraq's "Awakening Councils," who have allied themselves with US led forces to fight against the group known as "al Qaeda in Iraq,� as a sign of progress in the country

Politics

President Bush reflects on Iraq

President Bush continues his farewell journey through Europe, and yesterday, he gave an exclusive interview to Tom Baldwin, a correspondent for the British newspaper, The Times; the two spoke about the run-up to the Iraq war