Iraq

How to Save Iraq
This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis

This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.

A Middle East Expert Explains Assad's Dangerous Charm, ISIS's Plans, and the Future of the Region
An Interview With Robert Ford, the Former Ambasssador to Syria
July 09, 2014

A conversation with former Syrian Ambassador Robert Ford.

A Dispatch from the Happiest Place in Iraq
July 03, 2014

The tranquility and tolerance of Erbil.

Israel Is Challenging America to Support Kurdish Independence
An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions
July 03, 2014

An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions.

The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling
And there's very little the U.S. can do to stop it
June 26, 2014

Now that map is crumbling.

The Jihadis Who've Flocked to Syria Really Might be in Madrid or Milwaukee Before Long
The frightening logic of "bleedout"
June 24, 2014

The discredited idea of terrorist "bleedout" makes a comeback

Saddam Hussein's Faithful Friend, the King of Clubs, Might Be the Key to Saving Iraq
Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive
June 24, 2014

Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive.

You're Not Going to Believe Who's Claiming Obama Destroyed the Middle East
June 23, 2014

Elliott Abrams shows some real nerve in a Politico Magazine article.

Obama Has Two Options on Iraq. Both Are Terrible.
June 19, 2014

Obama hopes to keep Iraq from falling apart, but it is going to be very difficult.

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.

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