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A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

10 Reasons Why America Should Let Others Destroy ISIS and End Perpetual Military Involvement in Iraq

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

It makes little sense to continue with the same tactic of perpetual war, without any assurance of a better strategic outcome. To assume that another Iraq war will keep us "safe" doesn't address the nature of terrorism or the nature of failed wars.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content...

One Thing Americans Should Know About Iraq

Nan Levinson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

So it's 10 years later and Iraq is splintering, probably regardless of what the U.S. does. Does it matter who screwed the pooch? Yes, for a number of reasons, and the sweetness of saying, "I told you so," is the least of them.

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.

The Real Reason Why Obama Is Shying Away From Airstrikes in Iraq

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

When combining Maliki's spotty record as a leader and his dismal rating since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal, you can see why the president may have concluded that sending in the jets and drones is a less desirable that it once was.

UN Investigators Warn Of Wider Sectarian War Across Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents want...

Iraq Elections: No End to Violence

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Despite his failure to heal the country's stark sectarian divides, Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is nearly guaranteed a third term at the helm after the latest elections.

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

A Wave Of Violence Sweeps Iraq

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Suicide Bomber Drives Into Primary School Playground

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ziad al-Sinjary MOSUL, Iraq, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a prima...

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...

Sectarian Violence Comes Back To Life In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Saddled with Middle East problems ranging from Iran to Syria and beyond, President Ba...

Eline Gordts

Why Violence In Iraq Made Last Month The Deadliest In Half A Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

With more than 700 people killed in just 30 days, April was the deadliest month in Iraq in five years. According to the United Nations Mission in the ...

'Mission Accomplished'? Iraq Violence Claims 460 Lives In April

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, with 460 people killed according to a AFP figures, raising fears of a return to the all-out sectarian conflict...

Iraqi-American: War CREATED Sectarian Divide In Iraq

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Communications Director Raed Jarrar joins Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to talk about America creating a sectarian di...

Bomb Kills 9 Young Soccer Players And Fans In Southern Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

BAGHDAD, June 25 (Reuters) - Nine young soccer players and fans were killed when a bomb exploded near a pitch in southern Iraq, health officials sai...

U.S. Deserves Its Share of Blame for Fate of Arab Christians

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Stephen Zunes

Whenever you read the sanctimonious articles regarding the plight of Arab Christians, rather than simply bemoan the intolerance of Islamic extremists, let's remember the role of Washington in supporting repressive regimes.

Iraq's Political Turmoil Could Lead to Civil War

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

This is a crisis that cannot be understated. The post-election period reveals that no election result is safe from court intervention and constitutional brigandry in the new Iraq.

The Sunni-Shia Conflict in Iraq

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Tuesday's deadly coordinated bomb attacks against soft targets in Iraq bear the mark of a simmering Sunni insurgency. But the Sunni-Shia conflict has very little to do with personal religious grudges.

Shiites In Iraq Show Restraint Despite Repeated Sunni Attacks

nytimes.com | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD Shiite clerics and politicians have been successfully urging their followers not to retaliate against a fierce campaign of sectarian bombings,...

Tragedy and Compassion in Iraq

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The fireworks fired into the air and the pomp and circumstance of so-called Sovereignty Day cannot mask the grief felt by hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who lost loved ones in the past six years.

Military Dominance In Mideast Proven A Costly Myth

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 5 (IPS) - The arguments for maintaining a major U.S. combat force in Iraq at least through 2011, escalating U.S. military involvement ...

The Bomb That Changed Iraq Forever

New York Times | Yusra al-Hakeem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dozens of bombs blew up in Iraq every day, hundreds of sirens went off, tearing through the silence of the nights and the noise of the days, torn body...