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An Interview with Iraq MP Mohammed al-Dayni After His Arrest and Escape

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dal LaMagna

I had the opportunity to interview a member of the Iraqi Parliament helping to negotiate a cease fire with Iraqi insurgents who is now charged by his government of traitorous crimes.

Biden Sends Right Message on Iraq

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Soltz

It's time to start putting pressure on the Iraqi government to settle their internal differences, and make clear that we're no longer going to be their crutch. This weekend, Biden did just that.

'W' Is for Withdrawal

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

To pretend that Iraq is sovereign is just the latest insulting verbal Quonset hut the Washington military-political-media establishment has constructed for its own temporary shelter.

Selling Confidence in Iraq

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The upcoming days will be a real test for the Iraqi forces. Now that the United States can take credit for restoring democracy to Iraq, is it sufficiently rooted to survive the US withdrawal?

Celebration, Fear and Loathing on National Sovereignty Day

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Andrews

Don't be surprised if the spike in violence that came in advance of Iraqi Day of National Sovereignty continues. And don't be surprised if here at home, the right-wing goes on the attack with its favorite weapon, fear.

Iraq's "National Sovereignty Day" is U.S.-Style Hallmark Hype

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

The puppet government in Iraq has named June 30th "National Sovereignty Day." This is U.S.-style Hallmark hype and will remain so until every last occupation soldier leaves Iraqi soil.

Cracks Show as U.S. Leaves Iraq Cities

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The withdrawal is a huge occasion for the nascent Iraqi state: it will test the durability of the institutions that have emerged from the embers of the almost total state collapse of 2003-04.

Has There Really Been a Policy Change in Iraq?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

There haven't been any results in Iraq, either because President Obama hasn't tried hard enough, or because his efforts have failed.

Iraqi Officials Start Referring To Maliki As "Master," Reminding Some Of Saddam Era

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's civilian leaders held a meeting on Thursday with the 300 top Iraqi military commanders from around the country to discuss the withdrawal of Ame...

Rehabilitating the Sons of Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

If the Sunnis are marginalised from the political process, instead of fighting al-Qaida they may revert to supporting them.

Iraq Anti-Corruption Watchdog Arrests 1,000 'Corrupt' Officials

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials....

Pope Mideast Trip May Include Iraq

Earth Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A report published in a leading Baghdad daily that Pope Benedict XVI may visit Iraq in mid-May as part of his tour of the Middle East sparked instant ...

US Ignored Iraq's Rampant Corruption: Ousted Iraqi Cop

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IN MARCH 2003, Salam Adhoob, a prominent lawyer in the Iraqi city of Suwayrah, was glad to see US forces roll into his country. Iraqis, he felt, would...

Iraq Resisting US Pleas To Reconcile With Saddam Hussein's Political Party

New York Times | SAM DAGHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On April 18, American and British officials from a secretive unit called the Force Strategic Engagement Cell flew to Jordan to try to persuade one of ...

Why Do You Kill?: A former German Parliament Member Speaks on the Iraqi Resistance

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

In his latest book, Jurgen Todenhofer travels to Iraq as an unembedded journalist and gives an inside look at what is the Iraqi resistance, and revealing the myths and realities behind the resistance fighters and the terrorists.

Putin Promises Al-Maliki Russian Support And Aid At First Meeting

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Friday urged tighter relations with Russia as Moscow seeks to restore its economic and political influence in B...

Obama Went to Iraq and Visited... the Airport. Was it the Sandstorms or the Rising Shitstorm?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

it is hard not to wonder about the "coincidence" of Obama's visit being confined to the airport and coming in the midst of a rising tide in violence in Iraq over the past several days.

Al-Qaida Infiltrating Iraq Security Forces: Sunni Awakening Commander

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sheikh Hamid al-Hayess is not optimistic. A burly man with a thick black moustache and closely knitted brows, he is one of the founding members of the...

While Obama Escalates War in Afghanistan, Iraq Could Blow Up in His Face

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

There is great reason to suspect that the timeline for withdrawal -- all troops out by 2011 -- announced in February by the Obama administration will prove to be a fallacy.

Where is Mohammed al-Daini? [Updated]

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dal LaMagna

The U.S. may be leaving Iraq, but we should not be abandoning the Iraqi people. Particularly those who have put their lives on the line to rebuild their country in peace.

Iraq Faces A New War That Threatens To Complicate Obama's Withdrawal Plans

The Independent | Patrick Cockburn in Mosul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new war is threatening Iraq just as the world believes the country is returning to peace. While violence is dropping in Baghdad and in the south of ...

Iraq Elections' Big Loser May Have Been Iran

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Trenton Daniel and Leila Fadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- The pro-Iranian party that's dominated Iraq's political life since the U.S.-sponsored elections in 2005 suffered a huge loss in last Saturd...

Iraq: 3,000 High-Risk Detainees

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

If these the 18,500 Iraqi detainees, when freed, return to terrorist activity, it will be the biggest road block to a stable democracy in Iraq -- if that's even possible.

People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran: Iranian Dissidents In Iraq Face Uncertain Future

Esme E. Deprez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Esme E. Deprez

NEW YORK--Iraq's transition of power and the security agreement calling for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq by 2011 leaves the fate of 3,0...

Iraqi Parliamentarian Acquitted For "Crime" of Visiting Israel

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Robinson

Following a visit to Israel in September, the Iraqi Parliament stripped human rights activist Alusi of his legal immunity and threatened him with prosecution for the "crime" of visiting Israel.