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Iraq news and analysis from The Nation
April 18, 2017
Why We Can’t Afford to Send More Troops to the Middle East
Pursuing such policies would all but hand victory to ISIS and other extremist groups.
April 11, 2017
In Trump’s Cruise-Missile Diplomacy, Iran and North Korea Could Be Next
The president has steadily increased the use of force, relaxing the rules of engagement and giving his generals free rein.
Michael T. Klare
March 29, 2017
Under Trump, the United States May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the US military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
March 9, 2017
Foreign-Policy Elites Have No Answer For Trump
Trump won because the status quo was terrible. We can’t go back to it.
Robert L. Borosage
March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”
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March 1, 2017
How Wealthy Donors Drive Aggressive Foreign Policy
As the influence of high-dollar donors grows, so too will our bellicosity.
February 23, 2017
‘Oh, ISIS. They Really Don’t Like It When Women Make Problems for Them.’
Iraqi refugees talk about how they resisted the group’s reign of terror.
Anna Lekas Miller
February 21, 2017
This US Military Officer Explains Why America’s Middle East Wars Have Been Utter Failures
Hint: The foundational narrative is the problem.
January 30, 2017
Trump’s Muslim Ban Hurts US Troops and Helps Islamist Extremists
The president has enraged Middle Eastern allies who are carrying the brunt of the fight against ISIS.
October 31, 2016
Will the Reconquest of Mosul Lead to the Breakup of Iraq?
The Arab world is divided, often along sectarian lines, on what to expect.