Category: Iraq

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Arun Gupta: The Return of Frankenstein

Politicians and generals may think they can control the monsters they’ve spawned. But unlike Al Qaeda, which needed a patron in the form of the Taliban, ISIL is building its own state in a region of utmost importance to Empire

Taylan Tosun: While Iraq is Disintegrating … What’s Next?

The geopolitics of Iraq has definitely changed after the US occupation in 2003

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Juan Cole: Mosul w/out Christians for First time in 1,900 Years

For the first time in nearly 2000 years, there are virtually no Christians in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Complicity in the Rise of ISIS

How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the Isis takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the Islamic world?

Asma Afsaruddin: The Pretender-Caliph and Islamic History

The truth about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Juan Cole: Falluja and Gaza

Why Counter-Terrorism fails when the Problem is Political

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Dahr Jamail: A Nation on the Brink

How America’s Policies Sealed Iraq’s Fate

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Justin Podur: The Reordering of Iraq and Syria

How far back do we look to understand the breakup of Iraq and the declaration by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in June 29, 2014 of a caliphate?

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Ramzy Baroud: Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Richard Perle’s statements in an interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a ‘new Middle East’, only to destabilize the region with violent consequences that continue to reverberate until this day

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Patrick Cockburn: Battle for Baghdad

Iraq now has a political crisis and a military crisis, neither of which is likely to be resolved soon

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