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US working behind the scenes to replace Iraqi prime minister

US president Barack Obama's decision to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq last week claimed the headlines.

22nd June, 2014
US president Barack Obama.

US president Barack Obama's decision to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq last week claimed the headlines, but the real centrepiece of American strategy is becoming increasingly clear: an effort to shunt aside Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki.

Maliki has had a tense relationship with the United States for several years. The big problem, at least from Washington's perspective, is his Shiite government's marginalisation of Sunnis from positions of power, and a more...

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