Category: Iraq

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Tom Engelhardt: Failed States and States of Failure

“We Destroyed the Cities to Save Them” and Other Future Headlines

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Bruno Jäntti: On Racism, Patriarchy and Corruption in Iraqi Kurdistan

When working in Iraqi Kurdistan, I was struck by the prevalence of regressive attitudes, including racism and sexism

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Juan Cole: Iraqi Shiites up in Arms, claim Saudi “Spying on behalf of ISIL/Daesh”

The Saudi establishment was furious over the Bush administration’s installation of a Shiite-dominated government in Iraq in 2005

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Walden Bello: The Big Blowback

The biggest blowback from U.S. policies abroad has been the erosion of the country’s democratic processes

William Boardman: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Again

The Paris attacks make further escalations harder to resist, if not politically inevitable and politically all but impossible to oppose. But opposition must arise from somewhere if we are ever to break out of this spiral of violence that has led only downward for more than a decade.

Nadia Prupis: Former US Military Chief Admits Iraq Invasion Spawned ISIS

The U.S. is poised to repeat all the same mistakes in Syria that it made in Iraq after 9/11, says former head of Defense Intelligence Agency

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Edward S. Herman: More Nuggets From the Nuthouse

I’ve long been intrigued by the ways in which neo-liberal class warfare is normalized and even made to seem an advance in social welfare.

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John Pilger: From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”

ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington, London and Paris who, in conspiring to destroy Iraq, Syria and Libya, committed an epic crime against humanity

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Vincent Emanuele: Reflections on Violence and Security: Chicago and Iraq

Until alternative examples can be shown, people will continue to rely upon the existing policing and security structures and institutions

Marwan Jabbar: The Young Iraqis Promoting Darwinism and Rationalism To Save Iraq

One of the more unusual, grass roots groups in Iraq today is Real Sciences. They are young Iraqis who translate scientific articles into Arabic, believing that a little more of this could combat violence. In the midst of the conflicts that Baghdad in particular, and the rest of Iraq in general, has suffered through over Read more…

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