Regions / Iraq
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.
The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
It could bog down like the Iran-Iraq War.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki isn't the only one responsible for Iraq's woes -- history, U.S. foreign policy, and meddling neighbors are also to blame.