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Sectarian War

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

Punishing Assad

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Richard W. Kropf

Can we rightly punish Assad for doing what his country never agreed not to do? Finger-pointing or worse, missile-pointing on our part at the bad guys of the world for breaking treaties that they never agreed to is rather useless, or even hypocritical.

Jihadists at the Gates of Jerusalem? Practically

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

Remember the spillover from Afghanistan when the war ended and there were thousands of mujahideen fighters emerged with nowhere to go? The same will apply in Syria. Where will all these jihadis end up?

Joshua Hersh

Syria Crisis: Turkey Inches, Somewhat Reluctantly, To The Forefront

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- When Turkey's Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, arrived in Washington late last week, he came with a clear and direct message about the...