Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr (R) recently demonstrated his eagerness to tap into Iraq's Sunni voter base by accepting invitations to visit with the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
In Iraq, domestic politics are an international affair. The multiplicity of interest groups represented in the country's central government -- meant to ensure inclusion in Baghdad in the wake of Saddam Hussein's repressive administration -- complicates coalition building, leaving room for nearby states to insert their own competing agendas. Regional...
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