Regions / Iraq
Obama has few good options in Iraq, but the worst choice would be emulating George W. Bush.
Iraq's dire refugee crisis is posing a humanitarian and political challenge to the Obama administration.
In just five years, Syria has gone from being the world’s second-largest host of refugees to the second-largest producer of them.
Oxford professor Richard Caplan examines the challenges of exiting from state-building operations.
Iraq President Nouri al-Maliki’s attention remains divided.
How the Obama administration can make good on its stated preference for diplomacy over war.
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.