Despite official combat missions in Iraq having ended, the country is still far from being safe and stable. Insurgency groups, violence and corruption are just some of the factors seriously undermining Iraq''s development after a several year long military conflict. Elected government officials need to earn the trust of the Iraqi people and prove that this oil rich nation can develop independently and in accordance with democratic principles. While progress has been made, much more needs to be done to promote equality and freedom. In order to find out more about Iraq, its politics and development – read this book.