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The Challenge of a New Regional Political Economy

Bassem Awadallah | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Bassem Awadallah

They will also affect how the countries of the region will face the new ensuing challenges, not only to survive within the community of states, but to be able to meet and sustain the growing aspirations of their peoples.

Refugees In Iraqi Camps Face Harrowing Winter

HuffPost Spain | Antonio Ponce | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

Despite the latest successes of the Iraqi Army and the forces of the Kurdish regional government, known as the peshmerga, hundreds of thousands of ref...

11 Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now To Understand How ISIS Rose To Power

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment

Last month, the Islamic State jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, declared its sovereignty and promoted one of its leaders, Abu Bakr al-Ba...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Thousands Flee Iraqi City Under Militant Control

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

Hundreds of thousands of residents of Mosul left their homes on Tuesday as militants of the Islamic State Of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) took over Iraq...

Tell It to the Dead: American Promises Buried in Iraq

Nick Turse | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Nick Turse

While the U.S. military left Iraq in 2011 and war supporters have advanced a counterfeit history of success there, the war's brutal legacy lives on.

Living With No Future

Dahr Jamail | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Dahr Jamail

Today, not to put too fine a point on it, Iraq is a failed state, teetering on the brink of another sectarian bloodbath, and beset by chronic political deadlock and economic disaster. Its social fabric has been all but shredded.

Engendering Pride in Iraqi-Americans 10 Years After the Start of the War

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Faisal Al-Juburi

As his thickly-rimmed glasses slid down his nose, he inquired about my racial background, intrigued by my name And, then, he had his epiphany: The war was the catalyst for my anxiety and confusion.

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.

Searching for Arab Democrats

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

As I watch the Arab Spring, I recognize the road ahead will be long and difficult. While many Arabs are calling for democracy, the region continues to...

'Iraqi': De-Homogenizing the Label

Luke Wilcox | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Luke Wilcox

During my month here in Najaf, I've met many Iraqis who don't fit the category "Iraqi" as it has been defined in America. They have invariably been generous, welcoming and kind -- perhaps better descriptors for the category of "Iraqi."

Iraqi Refugees In Denmark Begin Hunger Strike To Avoid Deportation | MATTHEW SALTMARSH and CATHERINE CONTIGUGLIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS - Iraqi refugees who were arrested this week in Denmark, setting off a violent confrontation between their supporters and the police that was ca...

Anniversary in Damascus

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Khalid and Hussein are friends from Baghdad, though Hussein in his forties is a bit older. He is Shi'i; Khalid is Sunni. None of this matters to them.

Saturday's Provincial Elections Demonstrate "Ordinary" Iraqis' Courage

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

For the first time in Iraq's democratic history, at Saturday's provincial elections, Iraqis handled security themselves -- a remarkable accomplishment.

Iraqis Respond To House Of Saddam

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nour Akkad

In an effort to be as objective in nature as possible, I spoke with Iraqi-Americans from different walks of life -- Shiites and Sunnis, young and old -- all of whom by the way wanted to remain anonymous.

Iraqis Still Ask If US Invasion Was Worth It

Reuters | Dean Yates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after U.S. and British forces swept into Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis are asking if the violence and upheaval that turned t...

Bush: If You Were Iraqi, You'd Be Saying, "God, I Love Freedom"

Think Progress | Amanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This afternoon, President Bush held a joint press conference with French President Nicholas Sarkozy. A reporter asked Bush where he stood "on Iraq and...