Corridors of Power: Khalilzad Wants Out, Al-Hakim Comes to Washington

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Editor’s Note: “Corridors of Power” is a new weekly column written for World Politics Review by veteran foreign affairs correspondent Roland Flamini. Each week, Flamini will report news items drawn from his extensive travels and contacts with diplomats and foreign policy officials from governments around the world. White House security adviser Stephen J.Hadley’s suggestion in the leaked Iraq memo that Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad should be encouraged “to move into the background and let (Prime Minister) Nouri al-Maliki take more credit for positive developments” must have been good news for the Afghan-born American diplomat. What seems at […]


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