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Over the century that followed the Napoleonic wars, the Ottoman Empire contracted and eventually disappeared from the map.

American policy-makers may be divided into two schools of thought on the Arab-Israeli conflict: the evenhanded and the Israel-first.

The effort to rebuild Iraq looks less like an aid mission than a criminal racket.

A close alliance between Iraq and the fanatical ayatollahs of Iran is the most likely accomplishment of the US invasion.

"During the Vietnam War, many young men, including the current President, the Vice President and me, could have gone to Vietnam and didn't. John Kerry came from a privileged background.

Nearly every day brings fresh evidence that the Bush Administration deliberately undermined the security of this nation by misleading us into a costly and potentially ruinous war in Iraq.

The Senate panel's report is a damning indictment of the Bush Doctrine.

Blogs

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

We’ve been talking to the wrong politicians about Iraq and yet the media continues to solicit them.

June 17, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

Why Stephen Cohen believes that the United States’ ongoing inimical relationship with Russia is a “betrayal of American national interests.”

June 16, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Tens of thousands may die, but ending the war in Iraq is now in the hands of Iran and Saudi Arabia, not the United States.

June 13, 2014