30 July 2012
Deja Vu All Over Again? Iraq's Escalating Political Crisis
In Iraq, a badly conceived, deeply flawed political process has turned into a chronic crisis that could bring down the existing political structure. To steer the country away from this dangerous path, a reinvigorated, collective approach is needed. This calls for domestic actors, the prime minister and his opponents, as well as relevant foreign powers, to foster genuine dialogue and reach greater compromise. First and foremost, the parties to the conflict should convene a national conference to discuss the principal issues dividing them and work toward a practicable power-sharing arrangement that should remain in place until the next parliamentary elections.
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