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  • August 4, 2009

    Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder

    Sworn statements filed in federal court allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a “crusade” to eliminate Muslims and Islam.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • May 17, 2007

    Training Iraq’s Death Squads

    The Army's plan to professionalize Iraq's police could backfire, as militia-infiltrated squads become more effective killers.

    Spencer Ackerman

  • December 14, 2006

    Waltzing With Warlords

    Five years after the United States ousted the Taliban, optimism about Afghanistan's future is evaporating. Three new books shed light on what went wrong.

    Peter Bergen

  • October 16, 2006

    Who’s Running Afghan Policy?

    Even if the United States has the will to do the hard work necessary to rebuild Afghanistan, there are few signs that senior Administration officials are engaged.

    David Corn

  • January 19, 2006

    Pity the Region

    Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive justice in the Middle East.

    Augustus Richard Norton

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  • January 20, 2005

    Iraq: The Chaos Deepens

    As elections near, guerrillas are conducting their own "shock and awe" campaign.

    David Enders

  • February 5, 2004

    Hold Bush to His Lie

    True democracy could still come to Iraq.

    Naomi Klein

  • January 15, 2004

    Sectarianism in Iraq

    Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13 ended the role of the minority Sunni Arabs as Iraq's ruling group since 1638, when the Sunni Ottoman Turks captured Mesopotamia (then comprising Baghdad an

    Dilip Hiro

  • January 8, 2004

    Rebuilding Afghanistan

    After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after

    Ahmed Rashid

  • July 31, 2003

    Travels With Izzi

    If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on Iraq, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to The Nation Digital Archive.

    Peter Davis

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