Posts Tagged: sectarian violence
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.
Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the current conflict. The current wave of militarization threatens to make life even worse.
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.
Iraq's latest elections were relatively free and fair, but they won't do much to resolve the country's stark sectarian divides.
In the wake of the Kunming attack, experts expect the Chinese government to crack down hard on Uighurs and anyone sympathetic to them.
The neoconservatives and liberal interventionists were discredited long ago, but the United States still has an obligation to help solve the Syrian crisis.
Sunni Hamas and Shiite Hezbollah have apparently agreed to disagree on Syria while maintaining a strategic partnership against Israel.
In Iraq, the U.S. broke a nation of human beings, and it owes them an apology--and restitution.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.