IRAQ 
 
Fractious Politics, Oil Revenue Conflict Embroil Iraq
 
By Walid Khadduri
 
Two main conflicts dominate the Iraqi political scene, as the country plans its third parliamentary elections after the 2003 invasion. The oil revenue sharing dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) continues and is expanding to other regions. In addition Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Islamic Dawa Party finds itself increasingly at...