Worldfocus looks at this Sunday's Iraqi parliamentary elections, which could exacerbate sectarian divisions. We also examine what has changed in the seven years since the Iraq invasion. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.
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Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.
On Friday, for a second day in a row, the Iraqi capital of Baghdad was hit with a devastating bombing attack.These latest attacks have raised new concerns about the abilities of Iraq's security forces. General David Petraeus cautioned that progress in Iraq continues to be fragile and reversible.
Bernard Haykel of Princeton University discusses a bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad -- the third straight day of violent attacks in Iraq -- and new fears of violence between Sunnis and Shiites once American troops withdraw.
Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor discusses the integration of the Awakening Councils into the Shia-led Iraqi government. Also, a timeline of the major power transfers within Iraq over the last five years.