Key Players in Iraq A handful of Iraqis may determine Iraq's future. Some of them are people whom the United States is depending on to help fix problems; others are ones the Americans hope don't make things worse. Anne Garrels helps navigate the way through the complexities of Iraqi politics and politicians.

Autonomy, Oil Money Underlie Kurdish Goals in Iraq

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In the Minority, Iraq's Sunnis Lack Clear Leadership

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Sectarian Violence Erodes Sistani's Influence in Iraq

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Maliki's Ties to Sadr Complicate U.S. Mission in Iraq

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Al-Sadr: A Complex Figure in the Iraqi Puzzle

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