Category Archives: Iraq

The ISIS Files: How the Islamic State stayed in power so long

By Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times We unearthed thousands of internal documents that help explain how the Islamic State stayed in power so long. On five trips to battle-scarred Iraq, journalists for The New York Times scoured old … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Mosul, New York Times, Religion

Baathism caused the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Robert D. Kaplan, (c) 2018, Foreign Policy, in the Chicago Tribune The United States intervened militarily in Iraq in 2003, 15 years ago this month, and the result was war and chaos. But the United States did not intervene in … Continue reading

Posted in Baathism, Controversial, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Syria

Politics is plumbing

By Peter E. Feltman As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and Iraq, what can we hope for? Plenty! But plenty of what? Perhaps we should forget the earlier exhortations about liberty, constitutions and nation building and concentrate on a … Continue reading

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Decade’s Lesson since 9/11: Calling a Spade a Spade

By Dr. Walid Phares Ten years have slipped by since Osama bin Laden’s jihadists massacred thousands of men, women and children in the northeastern United States, prompting the start of what Americans came to know as the War on Terror. The … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Cutting-Edge Middle East Strategy

By Dr. Walid Phares As the US electoral process grinds on and Republican primary debates fold into state primaries and caucuses, candidates’ views on national security and foreign policy are being carefully scrutinized by voters who consider them crucial components of … Continue reading

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