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The Tides of Power Shift Away from Iraq's Outgoing Premier

Aug 12, 2014 | 22:19 GMT
The Tides of Power Shift Away from Iraq's Outgoing Premier
On state television Iraqi President Fouad Massoum shakes hands with Prime Minister-elect Haider al-Abadi (R), tasked on Aug. 11 with forming a government after Nouri al-Maliki.
(SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Although increasingly disenfranchised, Nouri al-Maliki has built enough resilience during his tenure as prime minister to survive in politics, if not in his current post. ...

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