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Iraq Sectarian Conflict

These Are the Three Most Common Myths About What's Happening in Iraq

Ibrahim Al-Marashi | Posted 06.04.2015 | World
Ibrahim Al-Marashi

The series of events that led to the creation of an ISIS state has led to a flurry of pundits and policy makers spewing three common myths about Iraq. Attributing the current crisis to any of these misconceptions not only ignores the history of the region, but has resulted in flawed policy proposals, particularly from Washington.

The ISIS' 'Management of Savagery' in Iraq

Alastair Crooke | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Alastair Crooke

The ISIS term "management or administration of savagery" in fact refers to that hiatus which occurs between the waning of one power and the consolidation of power of another. What is being assumed here is that a certain chaos will pertain, and that the disputed territory will be ravaged by violence as power oscillates back and forth between the "old" power and its incoming successor (the Islamic State). The author of the "Management of Savagery" treatise bluntly states that there is no room for "softness": "Softness" is the ingredient for failure: "our enemies will not be merciful to us, so it compels us to make them think one thousand times, before they dare attack us".

How America Can Eliminate ISIS and Avoid a 9/11-Type Attack

Mushreq Abbas | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Mushreq Abbas

The real danger represented by ISIS on the Middle East and the world, is not in slogans, nor in its dogma, not even in the desire to re-form the map of the region. It is the pragmatism that allows it to adapt to changes and attract the sympathy of the local population it seeks to control.

Wave Of Bloodshed Targeting Shiites Leaves 113 Dead

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

A bombing on Baghdad's southern outskirts killed seven people Wednesday, the latest in a three-day wave of bloodshed targeting Shiite Muslims that has...

More Than 500 Iraqis Killed So Far In May

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq has killed more than 500 people in May, AFP figures showed on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of unrest that has ...