Is Iraq too volatile for elections?

The World

Tuesday was one the deadliest days in Iraq since October, with more than 127 people dead after a series of coordinated car bomb attacks in Baghdad. The bombers struck after Iraqi lawmakers voted to hold parliamentary elections early next year. But are elections the best course of action for the volatile country? We get two views: from Rachel Schneller, an international affairs fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations; and Rusty Barber, director of Iraq Programs at the United States Institute of Peace.

Read Rachel Schneller’s article, “Avoiding Elections at Any Cost in Iraq.”

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