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Transfer of Power to Iraqis

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Transfer of Power to Iraqis

Transfer of Power to Iraqis

Transfer of Power to Iraqis

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After decades under the heel of Saddam Hussein, Iraq's Shias want direct elections as soon as possible. But Sunnis, Kurds and other minorities fear a tyranny of the majority. Democracy's the goal... but what's the best way to get from here, to there, in Iraq? Join Neal Conan and his guests for a discussion.

Guests:

Adeed Dawisha
*Political science professor, University of Miami, Ohio

Les Campbell
*Director, Mideast Program at The National Democratic Institute
*Runs NDI's Iraq program, and previously ran their Bosnia Program

Juan Cole
*History professor, University of Michigan
*Expert on Iraqi Shias

Henri Barkey
*Former State Department policy planner
*Chair of Lehigh University's international relations department