How Corruption, Incompetence, and Sectarianism Undermine Democracy in Iraq

raqi security forces take position in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad in the Anbar province, on February 4, 2014 during a military operation against anti-government fighters.

Iraqi lawyer Zaid al-Ali argues that the poorly planned U.S. intervention destroyed the Iraqi state, creating a black hole that corrupt and incompetent members of the elite have made their own. He looks at what's happened to Iraq’s people, their government, and their nation’s since the United States-led invasion in 2003. His book The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence, and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy looks at the many problems the country is dealing with: bombings, increasing sectarianism, and pervasive government corruption.