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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Top Dem Blasts Iraq's ISIS Strategy As Baghdad's U.S.-Friendly Leader Struggles

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after it lost a vital provincial capital in its fight against the Islamic State group, Iraq's fragile government is now seeing setb...

Follies of Denial: Jihad and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Western leaders who deny the religious foundation of the jihadist group Islamic State are blind to its raison d'être, which is firmly grounded in Islamic texts and the concept of offensive jihad. Furthermore, models for militias can be found in historic and contemporary jihads.

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...

Perfect Friendship

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The only conclusion one can draw from the foregoing is that war makes strange bedfellows. How they'll all feel when they wake up in the morning we'll find out if that ever happens.

Sophia Jones

'They Killed People And Then Hung Them In Their Homes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq -- They came without warning. Heavily armed and riding in hundreds of cars and Humvees stolen from the Iraqi army, the extremist Sunni fi...

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...

Commemorating Ten Years of Deep Sorrow

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The most compelling question we must ask ourselves is: Have we learned anything from this sad chapter in our history to avoid another reckless military adventure in the future?

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...

Iraq War: Not Over and Danger Ahead

James Zogby | Posted 02.23.2012 | World
James Zogby

America leaves an Iraq that is deeply divided. After decades of ruthless rule, Iraqis endured an invasion and occupation, suffered from terror and ethnic cleansing, and while the trappings of a democracy have been set-up, it remains in a gestational state.

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,...

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...

Iranian General Who Brokered Iraq Cease-Fire Named On US Terror Watch List

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel and Leila Fadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Iranian general who helped broker an end to nearly a week of fighting between Iraqi government forces and Shiite Muslim militiamen in southern Ira...

Iraq Fighting Underscores Power Struggle

The Guardian | Sam Kiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For once, George Bush's open-faced incomprehension - at Nouri al-Maliki's decision to set off a civil war inside Iraq's Shia community - seems entirel...

George Bush: Spiraling Iraq Violence "A Very Positive Moment"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Violence continues across southern Iraq today, as radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to end his crucial cease-fire by calling for th...