Iraq has spent months asking the United States for help to fight the Islamic State, but Washington is sitting on the sidelines during the battle for Saddam Hussein's hometown.
Lara JakesLara Jakes is the deputy managing editor of news for Foreign Policy magazine and a former war correspondent, Baghdad bureau chief and award-winning senior national security and diplomatic writer for The Associated Press. She's a 1995 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband.
Eat it and weep: From spicy tofu at the crack of dawn to midnight barbecue at cycle-drawn carts, round-the-clock noshing is a way of life in Chongqing. M. Scott BrauerM. Scott Brauer is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Time Asia, among others.