Maliki’s tools for maintaining power

Issue 939 - 24 Jan 2013 | 2 minute read

Ten years after the US-led invasion, Iraq looks more like it did under Saddam Hussein than the incarnation of Washington’s neo-conservative dream. Launching his book Iraq: From War to a New Authoritarianism in London on 21 January, London School of Economics academic Toby Dodge made a comparison between Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “shaping of the electoral territory”.

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