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Learning to Listen in Iraq Article
President Barack Obama listens as Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during a news conference in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington on December 12, 2011. As the last of our troops pull out of Iraq, the administration needs to stay focused on lingering concerns in the country and the region. (AP/Susan Walsh)

Learning to Listen in Iraq

Prime Minister Maliki’s meeting with President Obama is an opportunity to discuss what the United States can do to facilitate reconciliation in Iraq, write Brian Katulis and Emily Hogin.

Brian Katulis, Emily Hogin

After Redeployment from Iraqi Cities Article
Olin Williams loads gym equipment on a truck as his unit prepares to turn over their base to the Iraqi security forces in the Hurriyah neighborhood in Baghdad. (AP/Dusan Vranic)

After Redeployment from Iraqi Cities

Today marks a step forward in rebalancing U.S. national security priorities, but the Obama administration still has work to do in Iraq, write Brian Katulis and Emily Hogin.

Brian Katulis, Emily Hogin