David Enders is the author of Baghdad Bulletin, an account of his reporting on the American occupation of Iraq. He has reported and produced from the Middle East, Europe and the United States for outlets ranging from Al Jazeera English’s People and Power to The Nation to the New York Times to the Virginia Quarterly Review. He is also a tenured teacher in the New York City public school system. See his work at 8hourdaymedia.org.
Iraqis overwhelmingly support the end of the US occupation. But they still suffer from the divisions it engendered.
What will the United States do with 20,000 Iraqis in legal limbo?
Sunni civilians have reason to fear more fighting, not only from a potential surge of US troops but also Kurdish militias mobilized by the Iraqi government.
As the situation worsens and pressure builds for new US strategies, Iraqi groups are making tentative moves to stem sectarian violence.
As people in Southern Lebanon return to claim the dead and clear the
rubble from villages ravaged in the recent fighting, it is clear that
the battle for hearts and minds is being won by Hezbollah.
Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army now confronts both the US Army and the Sunni insurgents.
The remaining members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Baghdad say their work will go on regardless of what happens to their four colleagues still held hostage. CPT workers were among the first to expose abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and continue to document the excesses of the US occupation.
Sources on the ground in Iraq say that serious moves toward a pullout will dry up recruitment efforts for jihadi groups.
Back for a second tour in Iraq, the Third Infantry Division battles a persistent insurgency and growing ethnic tensions.
A growing detainee population, but still no control--two years after the US invasion, the war continues.