There's rampant corruption, widening inequality, and an increasingly authoritarian government.
These Are the People Who Obama Is Trying to Save in Iraq
August 08, 2014
Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in.
Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure.
An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions.
An interview with Olivier Roy.
The Norway Attacks: Who is Abu Suleiman Al Nasser?
July 22, 2011
Speculation abounds as to who conducted today’s attacks in Oslo and for what reasons. For now, we don’t know who is responsible. Recent news has focused on the Nordic identity of the gunman in custody, suggesting that the incident was an example of domestic extremism.* At the same time, an organization called Ansar Al Jihad Al Alami, or The Helpers of the Global Jihad, has also taken responsibility for the attack.