- Reidar Visser dissects the election results and wonders whether “the forces that seek to enshrine ethno-sectarian divisions” are making a comeback.
- Marc Lynch looks at the current state of the Sahwat and the SoI and concludes: “The emerging crisis surrounding the Awakenings and the uptick in violence do both seem to be primarily driven by the continuing refusal of Maliki and the Iraqi government to make meaningful political accommodations and their decision to move against at least some of the Awakenings groups at a convenient moment.”
- Musings on Iraq, a valuable if a little unanalytical resource, has a couple of reliably link-filled posts up on Anbar here and here.
Iraq: What Next?
April 15, 2009 by Jari