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Vice President Biden Drops by Baghdad

Vice President Biden Drops by Baghdad

The the Veep made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday in the midst of a political impasse that’s been stacked up Iraq’s national parliamentary election four months ago.

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Political Assassinations Further Turmoil in Iraq

Deadlocked efforts to resolve Iraq’s governing crisis nearly four months after parliamentary elections failed to produce decisive results, are at the heart of this current wave of political violence.

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Tensions Rise amid Power Failures

An early summer heat-wave has scorched the Gulf with record temperatures and terminal power-outages are leaving few Iraqis with any way to beat the heat, but plenty to complain about.

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Political Deadlock Furthers Instability

Three months after international observers hailed Iraq’s parliamentary elections as a resounding success for sovereignty and civil society, the nation’s fragile democracy is suffering a withering swell of political violence.

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Reid Smith
Reid Smith

Reid Smith has worked as a research associate specializing on U.S. policy in the Middle East and as a political speechwriter. He is currently a doctoral student and graduate associate with the University of Delaware's Department of Political Science and International Relations. He blogs and writes for The American Spectator.

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