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Iraq

Barack Obama

Say this for Barack Obama: He was personally untarnished by scandal and he was consistently dignified and thoughtful. Those are all qualities we may miss...
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...
misogyny

What motivates women to join what on its face is the most misogynistic regime on earth? It is a question that should concern policymakers. After...
carriers

Perhaps the greatest difference between the political left and right when it comes to national security is that the left tends to demonize the projection...
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

The Mosul offensive is now two weeks old. How's it going? Contrary to Donald Trump's claims that it is turning into a "total disaster,” it...
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...
nation building

The recent experience in Afghanistan and Iraq has soured most Americans on "nation-building"—or what should more properly be called institution-building or state-building. This aversion is...
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...