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Here's What We Know About How The Islamic State Is Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

As the Islamic State has risen to power and prominence in recent months, hundreds of reports have emerged about the group, often portraying it as a la...

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda Behind Syria Bombings

McClatchy | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi branch of al Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in...

The U.S. Attack on Syria: Implications for the Next Administration

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's refusal to criticize the U.S. attack on Syria raises the prospect that rather than pursue the diplomatic route, he will instead "pick up where the Bush Administration has now ended."

US ambassador: al-Qaida close to defeat in Iraq

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Saturday that al-Qaida's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime...

All Iraqi Groups Blame US Invasion For Discord, Study Shows

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see t...