Behind Iraq's Upsurge in Violence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Will a political deadlock, a lack of government control and spiralling chaos push the war-torn nation over the edge?

Mike Hanna discusses the reasons behind the increasing violence in Iraq recently with guests: Laith Kuba, director of the Middle East and North Africa programme at the National Endowment for Democracy.Laith was the former adviser to the Iraqi prime minister; Brigadier general Mark Kimmitt, a former secretary for political and military affairs and former director for strategy at United States Central Command [CENTOM); and Souad Mekhennet, a columnist at Newsweek. Souad has covered Iraq extensively and authored a book called, "The Children of Jihad ".

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