Category: Syria

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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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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?

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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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Patrick Cockburn: The Fiercest Of Wars Lies Ahead

American and British policy in Iraq and Syria for the past three years has been get rid of Bashar al-Assad as ruler of Syria and stabilise Iraq under the leadership of Nouri al-Maliki

Paul Rogers: A World War in Iraq?

Iran, Russia, Syria, US Scramble against ‘Islamic State’

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Shamus Cooke: Regional War Swallowing the Middle East

When the Syrian war jumped its borders into Iraq, surrounding nations had a perfect chance to peacefully cooperate. They’ve thus far refused

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Juan Cole: Iraq in last Throes

Kurdistan Seeks Independence, Syria & Iran intervene

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Shamus Cooke: ISIS and Regime Change in Iraq

Is Iraq following Syria into the genocidal abyss?

William R. Polk: When will they ever Learn?

America appears once again to be on the brink of a war. This time the war is likely to be in Syria and/or in Iraq

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