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Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul

Abdel Hamid Zebari | 24 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Iraqi Christians, religious freedom
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.

This is Iraq’s darkest hour

Louis Raphaël I Sako and Oliver Maksan | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christians in Middle East, Iraq
A bishop in Kurdish Iraq criticizes Western indifference to the future of Middle East Christianity.

The Sunni Ramadan offensive and the lessons of Tet

George Friedman | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, jihadists, syria
Sunni jihadists have won a propaganda victory. But can they maintain their momentum?

The US has unfinished business in Ukraine and Iraq

George Friedman | 25 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Dwight Eisenhower, Iraq, Ukraine
If Obama needs a role model, let him look to the subtle and experienced Dwight Eisenhower.

World’s Refugee Population Grows

Marcus Roberts | 24 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Iraq, refugees, Syria civil war, UN

The intrigue lying behind Iraq’s jihadist uprising

Reva Bhalla | 19 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, jihadists, oil industry, Stratfor
There are as many winners as there are losers in the Iraq game.

The failure of Western secular values in Iraq

Laura Keynes | 16 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East Christians, secular ideology
The persecution of Christians should have been the canary in the mine.

How has Iraq lost a third of its territory to ISIS in three days?

Ali Mamouri | 16 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam
A deadly rift has opened up within Iraqi society.

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.

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