Posts Tagged: Nouri Al-Maliki
The U.S. foreign policy elite still wants the Middle East for its oil and its strategic location.
To build democracy in Iraq, the United States must focus on the next generation.
America is now fighting the Iraq War for the third time, somehow madly expecting different results, while guaranteeing only failure.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
U.S. airstrikes are just the kind of outside force that will keep ISIS strong and unified.
Obama has few good options in Iraq, but the worst choice would be emulating George W. Bush.
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.
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.