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Tag: Iraq

Simona Foltyn

How the militarization of politics continues to destabilize Iraq decades after the U.S.-led invasion.

Joseph Margulies

Far from a relic of the past, September 11 continues to normalize state-sanctioned barbarity.

Alan A. Stone
Settling the Cinematic Torture Debate
Chris Hedges

Any story of war is a story of elites preying on the weak, the gullible, the marginal, the poor.

David V. Johnson
An Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Alexander B. Downes

History shows that forcing rulers from power rarely works. Even apparently successful regime changes often leads to bitter civil war.

Nir Rosen

On one of those early days of the war, Mu’min and his father drove to the airport to take food to his uncle, a soldier in the Republican Guard. They found him shot to death.

Nir Rosen

What changed in Iraq.

Nir Rosen
The Iraq War Spreads.
Nir Rosen
Little relief in sight for millions of displaced Iraqis.
Hans Blix

The Middle East and global arms control.

Nir Rosen

Iraq's descent into chaos.

Nir Rosen
The roots of sectarian violence.
Barry R. Posen

The war as it has evolved badly serves U.S. interests. A well-planned disengagement will serve them much better by reducing military, economic, and political costs.

Hugh Gusterson
Bad intelligence and the loss of public trust.
Stephen M. Walt

A grand new strategy for American foreign policy.

Ahmed S. Hashim
Why the insurgency won't go away.
Juan Cole

On the history of America's would-be allies.

Duncan Kennedy
The dangerous mix of economic and military goals in Iraq.

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