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Ignore The Myths, Iraq Is Coming Together

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

According to Reuters correspondent Ned Parker, for example, the US has let "Shi'a militias" "run amok" in Sunni towns. But there is a fundamental problem with this representation.

Debating Militancy In Post-2003 Iraq

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

The Evolution of Sunni Insurgency Talk by Luay al-Khatteeb at Al Khoei Foundation, CASS, 1 July 2016 The 2003 regime change in Iraq ignited a diffe...

Religion Is Not to Blame

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.29.2016 | Religion
Soumaya Ghannoushi

To say that religion is divisive is to attempt no analysis of the problems at hand. It is to stop at the surface making no effort to dig deeper for the underlying problems seething underneath.

Zarif's Comments on Iran's Deal at the Iraqi MoFA Press Conference

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Luay Al Khatteeb

The following is the English translation of statements made by the Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Jawad Zarif at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affa...

Why ISIS Is On the March in Sunni Iraq?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Luay Al Khatteeb

This is an unconventional warfare, hence the need for unconventional, ideological forces to adequately oppose this group.

An Interview with Libya's Ambassador to the United Nations

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Joseph Braude met with Ambassador Ibrahim al-Dabbashi, the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations, to discuss hopes for reconstruction and renewal of civil society and state institutions, and a culture of religious moderation and tolerance.

What Do You Know About Sistani's Fatwa?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

The fatwa is not about revenge or attack but the need to defend religious freedoms, sacred places and land from those whose aim is remove peaceful Muslims' freedoms to believe in Islam as they currently do, remove their shrines and to remove them from their lands.

Was Friday a Turning Point for Syria?

James Miller | Posted 09.23.2011 | World
James Miller

In Syria, there were massive demonstrations in every major region and in every major city.

The Fabrication of Bahrain's Shiite-Sunni Divide

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The so-called sectarian divide of Bahrain is a manipulative simplification of a far greater divide: that of the colonially-installed government that has no connection with or compassion for the people of Bahrain.

Iraq Milestones

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the first time since the war began, there are fewer than 100,000 American troops in Iraq.

First Milestone Approaches In Iraq Withdrawal Timetable

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

America pulling combat forces out of Iraqi cities is going to have multiple effects within the country. At this point, nobody can accurately predict what those effects are going to be with 100 percent reliability.