Iraqis head to the polls in the country’s first provincial elections since 2005. A look at the significance of the vote, who’s participating, and what it may mean for US withdrawal plans.


  • Jane Arraf Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor
  • Nancy Youssef Pentagon correspondent, McClatchy newspapers.
  • Daniel Serwer Vice President, Centers of Innovation and Peace and Stability Operations at the United States Institute of Peace; former executive director, the Iraq Study Group
  • Lawrence Korb Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration

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