Muqtada al-Sadr

Sadr has led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to distance himself from Iran.
Dozens of people incurred injuries from tear gas and live fire, witnesses said
As some see Muqtada Al Sadr as both a political and militant proxy of Iran, his recent political revival may seem as though Iran sees to further expand its influence in Iraqi politics for strategic purposes.
Supporters of a prominent Shi'ite cleric are demanding government reform.
"The war in Iraq will soon belong to history," proclaimed President Obama as he marked the occasion of bringing the last troops home. But while the military chapter of that disastrous undertaking might belong to history, its consequences belong very much to the present.
The Sadrist lawmakers described him as an American soldier, but Michaels said he was a former service member working in a
The State Department is operating one of the largest U.S. embassies in the world in Baghdad, but the number of American combat forces in Iraq is zero. How long will it stay that way?
In today's parlance, Iraq looks like a war that was brought to us by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent, and attempting to further some ill-defined geopolitical goal of the 1 percent.
If the future of Iraq seems confusing, it is in part due to the fact that nobody seems to know the mind of Moqtada al-Sadr -- including Sadr himself.
"It’s part of a quasi-Cold War mentality: they want forward bases in the struggle with Iran, so they are looking to Iraq
After 8 years and a significant decrease in violence from the peak of the civil conflict with attacks down from an average of 49 a day in 2008 to 14 now, the media has grown deaf to the casual horror the country faces.
Since the mainstream media has abdicated all responsibility for reporting the news, I thought today would be a good day to review the current status of America's wars.
America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.
Will the Tunisian military really throw open the doors to all political groups? Jasmine uprisings across the Middle East and Central Asia could spell disaster for American policy.
Are we in a position to engage in a war with China? Not as long as we continue to be mired in the war in Afghanistan and have a substantial military presence in Iraq and rely on Pakistan.
In 2005, he issued a fatwa forbidding men from wearing shorts. A few months later, the coach of the national tennis team
After months of pressuring Iraqis to form a new government quickly, the U.S. is now urging them to slow down rather than
While combat operations may be coming to an end in Iraq, the political three-way chess match between Iraq, Iran and the United States may be just beginning.