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- Feb 6 20172 minutes
Donald Trump Heads For The War In Syria
Can his “foolproof” plan end a conflict that’s created millions of refugees?
- Jan 18 201717 minutes
How the U.S. Military Sees the Anti-ISIS Fight
ERBIL, Iraq—There’s no welcome sign at this U.S. military base discreetly tucked into the corner of the Kurdistan International Airport in northern Iraq. It doesn’t even have a name. But it’s here. Thousands of troops are here, including Americans, G
- Jan 23 20175 minutes
Cheapening a Sacred Space
On Saturday, President Trump stood in front of the CIA’s Memorial Wall and gave a speech that said more about himself than those the wall commemorated, or the agency they served.
- Jan 26 20174 minutes
The Dangerous Delusion of 'We Should've Kept the Oil'
The president has said he wants to support the troops, but his careless comments put U.S. lives at risk in Iraq.
- Jan 26 201713 minutes
'Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls': Senator Tom Cotton
A Republican hawk acclimates to the Trump presidency—and threatens to reconsider the One China policy.
- Dec 14 20166 minutes
Rex Tillerson's Corporate Real Politik
How one deal in Iraq from Tillerson's past could complicate his future
- Aug 1 20162 minutes
Snapshots of a Disappearing World
MY FATHER, WHO SERVED in the Army in World War II and Korea, once told me that if you don’t have a few pictures of the places you’ve been, no one will ever know that you were really there. They are life’s ballast. They help us to remember the stories
- Nov 7 201610 minutes
Iraq Takes On ISIS
The battle for Mosul begins—and fractured Iraqi forces will have to pay for every inch
- Dec 22 20166 minutes
The Shia Militias of Iraq
They’re essential to the fight against ISIS. But what happens when the Islamic State is gone?
- Jul 4 201611 minutes
Iraq’s Fight for Survival
Before it can finally defeat ISIS, the country must solve its deep political divisions
- Oct 24 20164 minutes
Beating ISIS—And Saving Iraq
ISIS’S CROWN JEWEL in Iraq for more than two years is all but guaranteed to fall soon to a major military offensive led by Iraqi security forces and bolstered by U.S. advisers and airpower. Retaking Mosul, a city of 1 million that has been a keystone
- Oct 14 20163 minutes
Iraqis Face A Desperate Winter As Mosul Offensive Looms
The international community needs to provide double what it has pledged for the Mosul fallout, humanitarians warn.
- Jun 13 20161 minute
Iraq Faces Major Challenges in the Fight for Fallujah
JARED MALSIN The Iraqi military and its allied militias are engaged in intense fighting on the edges of Fallujah in an effort to reclaim the city from ISIS militants. The offensive is a critical test for Iraq’s disparate armed forces in the broader
- Feb 19 20175 minutes
Ohio, Where Muslim and Christian Refugees Form 'Impossible' Friendships
“Here all kinds of Arabs can interact more openly.”
- Jan 25 20175 minutes
Why Iraq Needs the Oil
Taking it, as Donald Trump has mused about doing, is not only illegal—it would tear the country apart.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
The Coldhearted Folly of Trump's Proposed Immigration Order
The countries likely affected are not those whose nationals have actually perpetrated the most ghastly attacks on Western targets.
- Feb 7 20172 minutes
‘Why Are We Still Doing This?': Iraq Shuts Down Internet to Prevent Exam Cheating—Again
Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.
- Oct 28 20164 minutes
After Mosul, Will Kurdistan Be Free?
Some Kurds worry about another American betrayal, but many still hope a victory over ISIS will lead to independence—or at least greater sovereignty.