This report is one in a series of updates. For the most recent coverage of this report series, please see 13-RS-21968y in the 2013 issue. Provides overview of post-Saddam political transition in Iraq. Covers initial transition and construction of the political system, major factions dominating post-Saddam politics, formation of interim government and development of new coalitions, permanent constitution, and Dec. 2005 elections. Examines 2006-2011 sectarian conflict and U.S.-assisted reconciliation, including Iraqi governance and coalitions and political infighting during elections held on March 7, 2010. Examines outstanding unresolved issues, reviews post-U.S. withdrawal political collapse, addresses related governance and human rights issues, covers regional relations, considers implications for wind down of the U.S. military mission in Iraq, and addresses post-2011 policy.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division. Iraq