Douglas Ollivant is a managing partner and the senior vice president of Mantid International, a global consulting firm with offices in Beirut, Baghdad and Washington D.C., which has financial interests in Baghdad and southern Iraq.  He is also an Arizona State University Senior Fellow in the Future of War project at the New America Foundation.  Follow him on Twitter at @DouglasOllivant.

Mr. Speaker

Parliament Speaker al Jabouri is from a new generation of Iraqi leaders. Can they put to rest the bad blood among their elders that has all but destroyed the country?