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Iraq

Kurdistan

The Kurds have been a people without a state for centuries. Monday’s independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish zone is an important step toward rectifying...
Iraq

When American journalists and policymakers talk about Iraq, their focus is overwhelmingly on security. Will Iraqi forces mop up the remnants of the Islamic State?...
Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi visited Mosul to declare victory in the eight-month struggle to liberate Iraq’s second largest city from the grip of the...
sunni

One of the most controversial aspects of Iraq’s campaign against the Islamic State has been the role of the Popular Mobilization Units (also referred to...
isis

President Obama no doubt hoped that by the time he left office Mosul would have been retaken from Islamic State control and Raqqa would be...
Iraq

Shi’ite militias are heavily engaged in the fight against the Islamic State and, alongside more mainstream units in the Iraqi army as well as Kurdish...
ISIS

When I was last in Mosul in 2014, shortly before the Islamic State took the city, Syrian refugee children were at every street corner, competing...
Mosul

As Iraqi troops advance into Mosul, they have been encountering increasingly stiff resistance from Islamic State die-hards. But they have been welcomed with open arms--quite...
Mosul

As Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, the realization is dawning on policymakers in the United States and abroad that Mosul’s liberation...
iraq

As Iraqi forces and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga press on in Mosul, concerns about the day after run deep. Mosul, after all, is a largely Sunni...
Mosul

Even before Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the official offensive late on Sunday, the signs of what was to come were obvious. As Rod Nordland of...

During the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state said George W. Bush had set the date for withdrawal...