Iyad Allawi, the former Iraqi prime minister

As Iraq marks the first year of Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki's rule, the country continues to be engulfed in a sectarian war that has claimed tens of thousands of innocent lives. 

In the last 3 months the violence has increased, raising concerns that the sectarian al-Maliki government has lost control of the situation in Iraq. 

Inside Iraq speaks to Iyad Allawi, the former Iraqi prime minister, who led a secular government in Baghdad for six months before losing power in the country's elections.

In this exclusive interview he speaks openly about the threat of sectarianism, his relationship with the resistance groups and the corruption that has paralysed the government and deprived Iraqis of essential services. 

Is Allawi making a come back? Is he the man to bring about stability and stop the civil war in Iraq? And how will the resurgence of Moqtada al-Sadr after months of absence impact upon politics in Iraq? 

Inside Iraq explores these issues and more.

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