Iraq

This Is What Wannabe Jihadists Order on Amazon Before Leaving for Syria
August 22, 2014

And what that tells us about radicalization.

History's Lesson for the Middle East: When Superpowers Leave, Stability Doesn't Follow
August 22, 2014

History provides a sobering lesson about western involvement in the Middle East. It is that, when superpowers drift away, peace, progress, moderation and stability do not necessarily follow in their stead. 

Why Britain Created Monarchies in the Middle East
August 15, 2014

When was the most stable time in recent Iraqi history? Most likely it was during the British-sponsored Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq from 1921 to 1958.

Kurdistan Is Considered the "Success Story" of the Iraq War. Not So Fast.
August 13, 2014

There's rampant corruption, widening inequality, and an increasingly authoritarian government. 

Is This the Obama Doctrine?
The president has set a very high bar for preventing genocide
August 11, 2014

Is this the Obama Doctrine? 

ISIL Could Become the Voice of Sunnis If We Don't Find a Way to Stop It Soon
August 11, 2014

Without more support, terrified Sunnis will feel they have no other choice. 

We Are Doing the Right Thing
The U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are about saving lives, not oil fields
August 11, 2014

The U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are about saving lives, not oil fields.

The Islamic State's Strategy Was Years in the Making
August 08, 2014

To stop ISIS, we must first understand it.

Obama Is Right to Bomb Islamic Militants, But His Reasons Are Wrong
August 08, 2014

The administration is being both deceptive and narrow-minded.

These Are the People Who Obama Is Trying to Save in Iraq
Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in
August 08, 2014

Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in.

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