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Iraq news and analysis from The Nation
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.”
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.
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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.
October 31, 2016
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.
The left is profoundly divided over the conflict, but we should at least agree on a set of principles to end it.
October 19, 2016
Did the White House Declare War on Russia?
Vice President Biden announces a forthcoming covert strike against Russian president Putin and Moscow calls it a “declaration of war.”
Stephen F. Cohen
October 18, 2016
The Debate Over Syria Has Reached a Dead End
Two warring narratives now dominate discussions—and neither is sufficient.