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A Political and Diplomatic Surge for Iraq

The nation has been at war in Iraq for five years. Carlos Pascual, vice president and director of Foreign Policy, says, when looking at Iraq, there are critical lessons to be learned from prolonged conflicts in Kosovo, Somalia and Bosnia. Examining the state of political reconciliation among competing groups in Iraq, he also calls for a political and diplomatic surge.

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Waning Chances for Stability in Iraq, by Carlos Pascual and Kenneth Pollack

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