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Armed Conflicts

Armed Conflicts news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 26, 2003

    A Photo, With Caption, in the New York Times

    Dejectedly, a man sits on the ground.
    The man has been detained. His hands are bound.
    His crime is truly simple to explain:
    Possessing pictures of Saddam Hussein.

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 23, 2003

    A New Solidarity Front in Iraq

    This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

    Tim Shorrock

  • June 19, 2003

    First Chronicles

    With street fighting prevailing, Paul Bremer, the American administrator in Iraq, recently trotted out a new "two-sided approach," according to the New York Times.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • June 19, 2003

    More Missing Intelligence

    As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • June 19, 2003


  • June 8, 2003

    Reading Iraq

    "If you want to avoid another Saddam Hussein, you have to work toward peace and democracy in the Middle East."

    Jonah Engle

  • June 5, 2003

    Iraq’s WMD Intelligence

    "What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation."

    Senator Robert C. Byrd

  • June 5, 2003

    Selling (Off) Iraq

    How to "privatize" a country and make millions.

    Tim Shorrock

  • June 5, 2003

    Downsizing in Disguise

    The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage. Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with cheap imports.

    Naomi Klein

  • May 29, 2003

    The Oil Spoils

    Under cover of darkness in the early morning hours of March 18, Qusay Saddam Hussein carted off nearly $1 billion in hard currency from Iraq's central bank.

    David Cortright