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Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13 ended the role of the minority Sunni Arabs as Iraq's ruling group since 1638, when the Sunni Ottoman Turks captured Mesopotamia (then comprising Baghdad an

After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.

Reporters say harassment and intimidation by American soldiers is growing.

"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

The last time I saw pictures of a man in need of a haircut being displayed as a trophy of the American Empire it was Che Guevara, stretched out dead on a table in Vallegrande, a village in the Bo

Khrushchev wrote in his incomparable memoirs that Soviet admirals, like admirals everywhere, loved battleships because they could get piped aboard in great style amid the respectful hurrahs of th

Blogs

Mitt believes he has the authority to attack Iran without Congressional approval.

June 19, 2012

The “kill list” is different—and it may present the most important test of human rights principles in the Obama era.

June 18, 2012

 Eric on Heart and Paul Simon and Reed on the absurdity of the anger surrounding leaks.

June 15, 2012

How Obama's use of drones and indefinite detention seriously undermine our democracy. 

June 12, 2012

NATO is not doing enough to acknowledge and prevent civilian deaths in what’s still a “global war on terror.”

June 12, 2012

China and India are angling for an Afghan role.

June 7, 2012

The United States ought to back off.

June 1, 2012

The Ohio Representative and peace advocate talks about the NDAA, Iran and accountability for military disasters.

May 29, 2012

More than 10,000 complaints have been filed about abuses by the police and military since the coup, none of which have been addressed.

May 22, 2012

How US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is actually counterproductive.

May 17, 2012