DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN?
IRAQ’S ESCALATING POLITICAL CRISIS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
At first glance, the current Iraqi political crisis looks like just one more predictable bump in the long road from dictatorship to democracy. Every two years or so, the political class experiences a prolonged stalemate; just as regularly, it is overcome. So, one might think, it will be this time around. But look closer and the picture changes.