There's rampant corruption, widening inequality, and an increasingly authoritarian government.
Without more support, terrified Sunnis will feel they have no other choice.
The administration is being both deceptive and narrow-minded.
These Are the People Who Obama Is Trying to Save in Iraq
August 08, 2014
Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in.
Fears that ISIS could rule the Strip are overblown.
How to Save Iraq
July 22, 2014
This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.
Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive.
Obama Has Two Options on Iraq. Both Are Terrible.
June 19, 2014
Obama hopes to keep Iraq from falling apart, but it is going to be very difficult.
It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.
An interview with Olivier Roy.