Publication Date: March 2005
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Author(s): Nathan Brown
Research Area: Politics
In the coming months, Iraq's newly elected National Assembly will face the major task of writing a permanent constitution for the country. Two other critical issues--personal status law and a security agreement with the United States--may also be thrust on its shoulders. All three issues are directly related to debates about the role of Islam (and more specifically Islamic law) in post-Baathist Iraq.