Politics of Iraq

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.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq's election surprise

Ben Gilbert reports on political wrangling in Iraq, following election results that came out last week. The two major winners were blocks belonging to the current Prime Minister and the former Prime Minister. Neither won enough seats to form a government.

Politics

Joint patrols in northern Iraq

In Iraq, the northern part of the country remains divided among competing ethnic groups. Ben Gilbert reports that US forces there have organized joint patrols to get the rival groups to work together.

Lifestyle & Belief

Life in Iraq

For the Iraqi people, life might be less dangerous now than it was at the height of the insurgency. But it's still a daily challenge. Reporter Farnaz Fassihi covered Iraq for the Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2006.

Politics

Online freedom in Iraq

Cyrus Farivar reports on Internet regulations in Iraq. Iraqis have had complete Internet freedom since the fall of Saddam Hussein's government. But a bill before the Iraqi parliament seeks to ban websites that advocate violence or violate social norms.

Politics

Iran's role on Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi about Iran's role in Iraq; Daragahi has been reporting on whether skirmishes on the Iran-Iraq border have become a "proxy war" between the United States and Iran.

Politics

The forever war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins about his new book "The Forever War." In it, Filkins describes his experiences covering everything from the rise of the Taliban to the war in Iraq.

Politics

Sisters in War

A new book profiles an Iraqi family's experience of the war in Iraq from their great optimism in 2003 to the despair and horror of the civil war years. Anchor Katy Clark talks with author Christina Asquith who shared their lives in Baghdad for many years.