Regions / Iraq
Iraq's problems are in large part the result of recent disasters--like the U.S. invasion and the Syrian civil war--not ancient grievances.
However vindictive and mule-headed, Prime Minister Maliki doesn’t deserve all the blame for the success of ISIS in Iraq.
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.
Three ways rebellious young people are still reshaping the Middle East.
Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the current conflict. The current wave of militarization threatens to make life even worse.
The march of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham is marked by both savagery and the provision of social services.
Five steps the U.S. can take in Iraq without going back to war.
Iraq today is George W. Bush’s nightmare and Osama bin Laden’s wet dream.
Terrorism leads to panicked over-reaction.