Iraq after 2003 occupation
The march towards Federalism
Iraq security pact
After months of stalemate, painstaking negotiations, and political poker play, the US and Iraq have finally agreed on a definite date - to end the US-led occupation of Iraq by 2011.
Iraqi negotiators consider the firm withdrawal date a victory after the outgoing Bush administration had long insisted it would rely on conditions on the ground rather than be tied down to a timetable.
Senior US military officials, on the other hand, have been quoted as privately criticising US President George Bush for giving Iraq more control over American military operations for the next three years than it had contemplated.
Some critics say Bush gave in to Iraqi demands to avoid leaving the decisions to his successor, President-elect Barack Obama
However, the security agreement approved by the Iraqi Cabinet by a resounding majority last week could still be derailed by the Iraqi parliament.
But with talks of conspiracy theories and secret deals circulating in Baghdad, critics believe Iraq's Parliament will be split further, making it even more difficult for the new security pact to be passed.
Our guests this week are Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, plus the leader of Iraq's National Dialogue Front Saleh Al-Mutlaq and Asma Al-Musawi from the Sadrist Movement.
Iraq-Syria ties shaken
Uploaded on Sep 6, 2009 Inside Story discusses the growing tension between Iraq and Syria as Nouri al-Maliki is ratcheting up his rethoric against Damascus over last month's deadly attacks in Baghdad. Other than fighting so-called terrorism, what are the other reasons behind Iraq's verbal assault on Damascus? And does it have to do with the political rivalries in Iraq itself?
BBC Panorama: The Spies Who Fooled The World
Documentary 2013 - Panorama: On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used to justify the invasion were based on fabrication and lies.
Hide and Seek in Iraq (Documentary)
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Invasion Anniversary - Iraq's Lost Decade?
Published on Mar 16, 2013
Ten years ago the United States together with a "coalition of the willing" brought down the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Instead of the promised democracy the country was initially plunged into violence and chaos. Now, after a period of relative calm, ethnic and religious tensions seem to be on the rise once again.
America's War Games
Published on Apr 25, 2013
The United States' military expenditures today account for about 40 percent of the world total. In 2012, the US spent some $682bn on its military - an amount more than what was spent by the next 13 countries combined.
Now that the war in Iraq is over and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will be complete in 2014, the stage might therefore appear to be set for a decrease in US defence spending. Even in Washington DC, many have argued that the defence budget can be cut substantially and the resulting "peace dividend" could be diverted to more pressing domestic concerns, such as dealing with the nation's continuing economic problems.
CWIHP Hosts International Conference on Iran-Iraq War with the National De
Published on Apr 23, 2013
This conference is being held in connection with the release, by the National Defense University and CWIHP, of a new collection of documents detailing conversations between Saddam Hussein and his generals and officials during the Iran-Iraq War.
Iraq: Sectarian tensions or wider discontent?
Published on Apr 25, 2013
Government forces storm a protest camp, igniting a wave of violence across the country. It is raising fears of a return to sectarian fighting that left tens of thousands dead just a few years ago.