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Iraq news and analysis from The Nation
July 20, 2017
The US Military ‘Liberated’ Mosul—by Destroying It
The only pattern in the American “war on terror” is disaster.
June 21, 2017
Was a Cuban Missile Crisis Averted in Syria, the Transatlantic Alliance Ruptured, and Intelgate Exposed?
Though briefly noted by the mainstream media, we may have witnessed three essential truths about the new Cold War.
Stephen F. Cohen
April 28, 2017
Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?
President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.
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
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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.”
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