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Why Won't Iraqi Troops Fight Like Americans?

Inge Fryklund | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Inge Fryklund

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has complained that Iraqi National Army soldiers have demonstrated "no will to fight" against the Islamic State (IS); the fall of Ramadi was their fault. American soldiers attached to Iraqi units might be needed to "stiffen their spines."

Retaking Ramadi: The Dilemmas of the Anbar Campaign

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The fact is, Kobani and Tikrit notwithstanding, on a worldwide basis, the United States is losing the war against Islamic State. The only thing worse than losing a war is losing it without even realizing it.

Sophia Jones

As U.S. Bombs Tikrit, Some Iraqi Sunnis Are Stuck Between ISIS And Shiite Militias | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq -- There’s a ghost town called al-Dour on the way from Baghdad to the besieged city of Tikrit, where the United States began striking t...

Sophia Jones

Iran-Backed Shiite Militias In Iraq Contradict U.S. About Their Role In Battle For Tikrit | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

Iraqi security forces and al-Hashid al-Shabi forces prepare in Tikrit to stage an attack with heavy weapons on March 26. (Photo by Ali Mohammed/Anad...

'Sectarianism in Iraq' - Antagonistic Visions of Unity

James Denselow | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
James Denselow

Sectarianism in Iraq is a timely examination of a under-researched and controversial topic that continues to play a central role in shaping the future of the country.

A Soft Power Opportunity for Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

In the neighboring country of Yemen, a very real opportunity to make good on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise of friendship is rapidly emerging for Iran.

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.

Al-Sadr Considers Restarting Full-Scale Fight Against US-Led Forces

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Muqtada al-Sadr is considering setting aside his political ambitions and restarting a full-scale fight against U.S.-led forces _ a wor...