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Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki today today urged al-Qaida fighters to stop battling, amid a disturbing resurgence of al-Qaeda in western Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked gunmen have overrun the cities of Falluja and Ramadi, freeing prisoners and setting up their own checkpoints.
Fawaz Gerges, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to look at what's next in the country.
- Fawaz Gerges, professor of international relations and Middle East studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of "The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World."
This segment aired on January 8, 2014.