IRAQ

 

Fragile Iraq Goes To The Polls

 

Iraqis will head to the polls for parliamentary elections on 30 April in a country divided. The nation is embroiled in ethnic and sectarian conflicts along major fault-lines that have been exposed more widely since the US invasion and occupation of Iraq 11 years ago. These conflicts have pitted Shi’a against Sunni, Arab against Kurd, leading to the breakdown of a shaky federal system and threatening its future as a unified...