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Archive for August 24th, 2009

After Sadr–Badr Compromise in Tehran, the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) Is Declared

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 24 August 2009 13:54

After a bit of juggling with adjectives and word order, the formation of the Iraqi National Alliance (INA, in Arabic referred to as al-Ittilaf al-Watani al-Iraqi) was declared in Baghdad today. Essentially, the new coalition consists of the two largest blocs of the previous Shiite alliance (the United Iraqi Alliance or UIA) – the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) and the Sadrists – plus elements from the wing of the most pro-Iranian of the two Daawa factions, known as the Tanzim al-Iraq branch, as well as Ibrahim al-Jaafari’s breakaway faction. Full story here.

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Launch of Iraq and Gulf Analysis

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 24 August 2009 13:02

The blog Iraq and Gulf Analysis is an occasional supplement to the Iraq website historiae.org which specialises in issues related to national reconciliation and state structure in Iraq. The blog will feature intermittent news stories related to the Iraqi political process, often of a more speculative nature than the main articles published at historiae.org. An archive of old articles from historiae.org has been reconstructed and is available from the sidebar , but the comments feature has been closed for these postings .

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