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Iraq reconstruction news and analysis from The Nation
December 15, 2020
Letters From the December 28, 2020/January 4, 2021, Issue
No great mystery… Supreme obstacle… Paradise lost…
November 9, 2020
The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War
Since the 2003 invasion, doctors in Fallujah have been reporting a sharp rise in birth defects among the city’s children—and to this day, no one knows why.
February 12, 2020
Iraqis Want Iran and the US Out
The US and Iran have de facto collaborated in and over Iraq for decades. Iraqis are now protesting against both.
June 14, 2019
Two Young Iraqi Activists Insist on Peace
Noof Assi and Zain Mohammed have been organizing gatherings and carnivals even in the face of Trump’s warmongering.
May 15, 2017
The Real Reason We Forgot About Mosul
The Iraqi city has been devastated by years of conflict—with no plan to rebuild in sight.
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November 18, 2016
One of Trump’s Top Military Advisers Played a Key Role in the Disastrous Iraq Occupation
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg has also been an executive at two of the nation’s most notorious intelligence contractors.
June 21, 2016
Air Power Is Unlikely to Solve America’s Problems
Despite the sorry results delivered by air power over the last 65 years, the US military continues to invest heavily in it.
William J. Astore
March 17, 2016
The 5 Questions You Won’t Hear Asked at Any Presidential Debate
Unless we address these long-standing foreign policy questions, we’ll continue playing international whack-a-mole for the next four years.
Peter Van Buren
February 2, 2016
Contractor Kidnappings and the Perils of Privatized War
More than 3,700 contractors died on the global battlefield between 2001 and 2015, in this deadly and secrecy-shrouded game of crony capitalism.
January 25, 2016
Here Are the ‘War on Terror’ Headlines of 2016
For all the world’s turmoil, US foreign policy is surprisingly predictable.