REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - Salim al-Jabouri (C), new speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and the two deputy speakers Haidar Abadi (L), a Shi'ite member of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law bloc, and Aram Sheikh Mohamed (R), the head of the Kurdish Gorran bloc, address a news conference in Baghdad, July 15, 2014.
How to Save Iraq
July 22, 2014,
Zalmay Khalilzad and Kenneth M. Pollack discuss the three most likely outcomes facing Iraq—victory by one identity group over the others, partition and true federalism. They argue that federalism is the best option and recommend that the Obama administration continue trying to create a new government in Iraq that moderate Sunnis, Shia and Kurds can all embrace.