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Letter from the tormented land of the Kurds

Reva Bhalla | 11 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Turkey
With help from Turkey, the fractious Kurds are asserting their independence.

Citizens first: Christians and Muslims in the Middle East

Maria Laura Conte | 29 November 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Iraq, Middle East Christians, tolerance
Christians do not ask for tolerance but for recognition that they live in their own country.

Indifference to the fate of Middle East Christians has ancient roots

Lars Brownworth | 18 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, Egypt, Iraq, Middle East, Syria
The Western media is using an centuries-old playbook in its treatment of Iraqi, Syrian and Egyptian Christians.

The empathy gap

John Tirman | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Afghanistan, drones, Iraq
Where is the sympathy for the civilian victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Iraq, a war foretold

Paul Rogers | 27 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Iraq
Even as the ground war in Iraq opened on 20 March 2003, there were clear indications of the carnage to come.

A Srebrenica in the making?

David Alton | 05 December 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: human rights, Iran, Iraq
The American withdrawal from Iraq has left some Iranian refugees at risk of being slaughtered.

Uncertain future in both Libya and Iraq

George Friedman | 26 October 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Middle East
Celebrations over the demise of Gadhafi are ignoring the obvious question of what comes next.

Route Irish

Ronan Wright | 04 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Iraq
A powerful but gloomy film from Ken Loach about a private security contractor in Iraq who rejects the official explanation of a friend's death.

Hard questions

Michael Cook | 09 September 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Iraq, just war
As Operation Iraqi Freedom morphs into Operation New Dawn, we cannot forget that at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died violent deaths.

Iran’s headlock on the US over Iraq

George Friedman | 17 August 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Iran, Iraq, Stratfor, US
The war in Iraq is far from over and Iran is sitting pretty.

Is the US ready for the world’s greatest balancing act?

George Friedman | 20 April 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Iran, Iraq, Stratfor
The US combat mission in Iraq concludes at the end of August. Then what?

Deadly mind games with Iran

George Friedman | 22 December 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor
Was Iran sending Obama a signal when it ordered a small incursion into Iraq to seize an oil well?

The Afghanistan challenge

George Friedman and Reva Bhalla | 21 October 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Iraq
Expecting infantry to bring victory is a radical departure from US fighting doctrine since World War II.

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