Spokesman for then-Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari; Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy
The party of former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi won two more seats in this month's parliamentary elections than the party of current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Mar. 30, 2010from Which Way, L.A.?
What if you have an election and nobody wins? That's the latest challenge to democracy in Iraq, and it may take months for a new government to be formed.
Mar. 30, 2010from To the Point
Iraq has been preparing for crucial nationwide elections early in March, and Sunnis, who boycotted last time around, have been full participants in the process.
Jan. 27, 2010from To the Point
Joe Biden is in.
Apr. 26from Left, Right & Center
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.
Apr. 24from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
More than a million species of plants, animals, fish and insects are going extinct because of human activity. A massive report from the UN blames it partly on climate change.
May. 10from To the Point
Instagram is experimenting with hiding likes for accounts in Canada. Some people are concerned this will change the experience and community on Instagram.
May. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS
Apr. 12from Left, Right & Center
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running for the Democratic nomination for president.
May. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.”
May. 9from To the Point
More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Apr. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Even the Wild West had gun control. Most Americans want it now--especially kids afraid of school shootings.
Apr. 18from To the Point