Regions / Iraq
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?
Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugees.
Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
These generals couldn't conquer Iraq or Afghanistan. But under Trump, they've conquered Washington.
ISIS may be on its way out, but the Iraqi city has a long road ahead.
The Trump administration has shifted from extermination to annihilation in its war against the Islamic State.
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?