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So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, July 16 (Reuters) - As Iraqi forces prepare to try to recapture the city of Falluja, tens of thousands
June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has complained that Iraqi National Army soldiers have demonstrated "no will to fight" against the Islamic State (IS); the fall of Ramadi was their fault. American soldiers attached to Iraqi units might be needed to "stiffen their spines."
While a strategy for peace in Iraq is still being formed, we already know one ingredient. Food will help write the peace in Iraq. For there cannot be any peace or stability with people starving and malnourished. We cannot abandon Iraqis in this time of great distress.
The 85-year-old Grand Ayatollah did not talk to me as if I'm Sunni or Shia, Muslim or non-Muslim but just as a human being. I left his reception fully confident that Iraq is currently in safe hands so long as it continues to have wise men like him. However, what will happen after Sistani departs a fragile Iraq?
In a setback to the militants, Iraqi troops and Shi'ite paramilitaries drove Islamic State out of Tikrit -- the hometown
This is an unconventional warfare, hence the need for unconventional, ideological forces to adequately oppose this group.
A policeman in one of those districts, Albu Faraj, said security forces had recaptured around 40 percent of it on Monday
Iraq's Sunnis won't fight ISIS for the U.S. says NIQASH, a non-profit media organization operating out of Berlin. Without Sunni support, America's war in Iraq cannot succeed. Here's why.
The inclusionary government America's strategy for Iraq rests on is an illusion, a governmental fantasy in 2014 as it was 2003-2011. Everyone with eyes-- except the U.S. government-- can see where this one ends.
MOUNT SINJAR Barakat said 500-600 families were stranded on the mountain and although helicopters occasionally dropped supplies
A critical part of America's plan to resolve all issues left unresolved after nine years of war and occupation is to divide the indigenous Sunnis from the "foreign" Sunnis, i.e., ISIS, and "unite" Iraq.
The year 2010 saw the discovery by U.S. military planners that Afghanistan has tribes. The phrase "Anbar Awakening!" leapt
Describing the Anbar Awakening movement as a miraculous Sunni uprising blinds us to the lessons we ought to have learned.
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Everybody in Iraq is paranoid. And I can't blame them. I've only been here four months, during a drastic cooling in the violence, and I feel like a cop showing up late to a domestic disturbance.
2008-07-28-shaw_727.jpgThe military has been so effective in muting the war, and the war photographer, that many of our best shooters have found themselves turning to the technique of irony.
This is not controversial history. It is history that anyone trying out for president must understand when there are 150,000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. It is an essential element to the story of the past two years.