Friday, February 27, 2009


French, Germans Look Anew At Iraq First, France's president pays a ground-breaking visit to Iraq. Days later, Germany's foreign minister comes to town with businessmen in tow. Is the EU taking a more active interest in Iraq's future? More

U.S. Supports Greater Regional Role For Turkey U.S. President Barack Obama recently called his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul to affirm the new U.S. administration's support for Turkey's "leading role" in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Caucasus. Indeed, Iraq and Afghanistan are the two areas where Turkey could help the United States and the West. More

Iraq's Art Museum Reopening Following Looting Iraq’s art museum will open this month for the first time since 2003, Abd al-Zahra al-Talqani, a spokesperson for the ministry of tourism and antiquities, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq. More

Engagement With Iran? Here Are Some Likely Scenarios If U.S. President Barack Obama really does intend to try a new approach with Iran, then the most interesting thing will not be the pompous beginning, but the second stage. More

Iraqi Politician Says Military Ready If U.S. Forces Withdraw Iraq is confident it can police and protect its citizens and borders in the event of a swift withdrawal of U.S. forces, a parliamentary defense and security committee member has told RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq. More

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