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Iraq news and analysis from The Nation
March 11, 2021
Will the Democrats Renew Their Membership in the War Party?
Regardless of which party is in power, US foreign policy since 9/11 has meant a unified government under the masters of war.
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.
June 19, 2020
The End of the American Century
Marked by disease, endless wars, and a dying planet, the American empire is finally reaching its decline.
April 10, 2020
How the ‘West Point Mafia’ Runs Washington
From Congress to K Street, a small cohort of men exert immense influence on American political life.
April 8, 2020
Iraq’s Coronavirus Crisis Was Made Possible by Decades of War and Occupation
To fight the pandemic, Iraqi workers are demanding political change.
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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.
February 4, 2020
It’s Time to Leave Iraq Once and For All
The United States needs to accede to the will of the Iraqi people and finally put our wars to rest.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 21, 2020
The Long-Term Consequences of Trump’s Middle East Blundering
His obsession with Iran and the assassination of Suleimani have strengthened Iran’s power in Iraq and damaged the anti-ISIS coalition.
January 9, 2020
15 Years Ago I Helped Oversee Iraq’s First Democratic Election
The children I saw then would be adults now. I wonder how tired they must be of being stuck between the US and Iran.
Jerad W. Alexander
January 9, 2020
Sanctions Are Economic Warfare
Trump used his Iran speech to say the US is “ready to embrace peace with all who seek it.” But the crippling sanctions he proposes will only make things worse.