Regions / Iraq
The "hidden" conflict in Iraq is in many ways similar to the U.S. civil war: Iraqis who are for keeping a central government are fighting against Iraqis who want to secede.
Occupation forces and their methods are dividing Iraqi groups, and rather than promoting reconciliation, are encouraging increases in violence, power struggles, and strife.
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a father discusses the war with his daughter.
20th March 2003: the American army and its allies bombard Baghdad. The War in Iraq has started. Five years later, we, as writers, are sending a message to the people.
Five years later, it turns out that progressives were not only right in their predictions about the war, they are still right today in advocating a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan change the conversation.
As George W. Bush's administration enters its last year in office, the danger of a U.S. military attack on Iran looms.
The Bush administration is stirring the pot once again by negotiating an agreement with the "sovereign" Iraqi government to place U.S. military troops and bases permanently on Iraqi soil despite strong objections from many Democrats.
There's a risk that the United States will never withdraw from Iraq.
In her poem In vigil (2), Lee Sharkey describes a tense exchange at a silent peace gathering.