Ramzy Mardini

  • Mardini on al-Qaeda Decentralization

    Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini is quoted in the New York Times on the decentralization of al-Qaeda's leadership:

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  • Iraq’s Dangerous Relapse Needs US Attention


    The month of April marked the tenth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, the third provincial election of the post-Saddam era—the country’s first without the presence of US troops—and seven years since a relatively unknown Nouri al-Maliki emerged as the prime minister of Iraq. Nevertheless, after a period of relatively low violence and another election added to Iraq’s nascent democratic experiment, the country is entering the most unstable period since it plunged into a sectarian civil war (2005-07) during the height of the insurgency.

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