Maliki Comes Under Renewed Pressure

Political opponents of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki are escalating efforts to remove him from office. The Kurds, Mr Maliki’s Iraqiya Party rivals and even the Sadrist block, which is part of Mr Maliki’s State of Law coalition, have joined forces to push for a vote of no confidence.


With the situation changing by the hour, any precise assessment of the likelihood of a change in government,...