VIDEO: Can Iraq Unite?
By France 24 English, September 10, 2014
Will the naming of Iraq’s new government mark a turning point in the fight against the Islamic state group? Parliament has approved the government of new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Shiite-dominated, but with Sunnis and Kurds in his cabinet, Abadi has been quick to get the congratulations of the White House. After the Iranian-sanctioned ouster of Nouri al-Maliki, the previous prime minister, there’s a lot of fence-mending to do in Iraq’s parliament. Can Iraq unite to face the jihadists?
Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA
Luay J. AL-KHATTEEB
Director, Iraq Energy Institute (IEI); Advisor, The Federal Parliament of Iraq
Iraq analyst, Freelance consultant & writer
Janine DI GIOVANNI
Middle East Editor of Newsweek