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Trump's Affection For Dictators Goes Beyond His New Friendship With Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un is only the latest authoritarian that Donald Trump has professed his admiration for.
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How Decades Of U.S. War In Iraq Shaped -- And Scattered -- One Family
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
"I used to be okay,” said Hilda Simonian, who regularly suffers from paranoia and flashbacks 20 years after reaching safety in Canada.
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The Savior Of Iraq’s Garden Of Eden Says He Knows How To Stop The Next Big War
Alexander C. Kaufman
Azzam Alwash helped bring the country's ancient marshlands back from the brink. But he says climate change and water politics are putting the region on edge.
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The Broken Promises Of Iraq's Oil
, Guest Writer
Fifteen years after the American invasion promised to unleash Iraqi Kurdistan's oil sector, ordinary Kurds are left with an economic nightmare.
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It Will Take Much More Than Military Defeat To Bring Down ISIS
Freelance journalist based in Iraq
Iraqis like me want you to remember that the liberation of one city is not the end of ISIS.
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Tehran Terrorist Attacks Risk Unleashing All-Out War Between Iran And Saudi Arabia
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Former head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s Natio...
And President Trump’s backhanded condolences and hypocrisy aren’t helping.
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Trump's Army Pick Said Looking At Victoria’s Secret Catalogs Can Turn Men Into Saddam Hussein
"It’s one step away from God, and it’s one step closer to Saddam Hussein."
Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist…Sometimes
This guest post is by LA-based Ayser Salman, Iraqi American author of the upcoming book: "The Wrong End of the Table: An
Assad’s Crimes And The Ghost Of Morality In Foreign Affairs
Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Wash...
Assad’s most recent atrocity is yet another war crime for a man who is no stranger to such abhorrent behavior. Using internationally
The Zainab Salbi Project E4 | Looking For Hope in Iraq
Zainab takes a journey back home to Iraq to explore how life has changed under ISIS occupation and the U.S led invasion. She meets an Iraqi Mother named Um Hanadi – who leads a brigade of men fighting ISIS.
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Shi'ite Militias Launch Offensive To Seal Off Western Mosul
By Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Rasheed, Reuters
The operation would tighten the noose around Islamic State’s Iraq stronghold but could inflame sectarian tension in the mainly Sunni region.
Budgeting the Good War, for 75 Years
The Presidency of Al Gore, 2001-2009, Redux
Author, 'The Gospel According to RFK: Why It Matters Now'
In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.
An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing
Author, broadcaster, and Middle East specialist
Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.
Part IV. A Clinical Perspective: Why Does Trump Admire Brutal Dictators?
Michael J. Tansey
Chicago psychologist, author, teacher
Thomas Jefferson insisted that an "informed citizenry" is the best protection for democracy. It is therefore extremely disconcerting that a staggering percentage of Americans cannot name our vice president or the country we fought for our independence.
No Easy Conclusion For Long, Costly U.S. Role in Iraq
Lee H. Hamilton
Distinguished Scholar, Indiana University
Some critics of our current policy seem to have analyzed the problem quite well, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have found the solution.
Trump's Proposed First Move Eerily Like Hitler's
Public Relations Consultant, www.winningprogressive.com
A chill went down my spine when I saw private remarks from Chris Christie, regarding one of Donald Trump's first moves, if he is elected.
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What Actually Happens When You 'Throw A Little Gas'
Physician, Author, Book Reviewer at kimmerymartin.com
Having a president afflicted with mental diarrhea is not okay.
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Saddam Hussein's Novella Is Coming To Bookstores Near You, Maybe
For fans of dic-lit, this will be a must-read.
Oil And ISIS: If We Hadn't Needed One, The Other Wouldn't Exist
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