A summit of regional leaders in Baghdad will provide Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki with a much-needed opening.
Unless the country can fix its underlying issues, it will remain unstable and probably worse.
Seven steps toward a last chance in Iraq
How could we have been so far off in our estimates of Saddam Hussein's weapons programs? A leading Iraq expert and intelligence analyst in the Clinton Administration—whose book The Threatening Storm proved deeply influential in the run-up to the war—gives a detailed account of how and why we erred