No Matter What Biden Calls U.S. Troops in Iraq, Iran Is Gunning for Them
Relabeling U.S. soldiers as “noncombat” won’t spare them from militia attacks.
Iraqi Kurds Keep Faith in U.S. Despite Drawdown
The United States’ longtime partners in northern Iraq are watching Afghanistan go to pieces after the U.S. pullout with “wishful thinking.”
Will Biden and Kadhimi Produce Platitudes on Iraq?
At the White House on Monday, the Iraqi leader needs a guarantee that Biden won’t use Iraq’s independence as a pawn in negotiations with Iran.
Donald Rumsfeld Freed the World From ‘Mutual Assured Destruction’
His thinking on arms control proved prescient—but the howls reverberate to this day.
U.S. Strikes Point to Growing Iranian Drone Threat
Pentagon planners had been spotting Iran-backed drone attacks targeting U.S. troops for weeks before the strikes.
Biden Could Midwife a New Iraq
America’s Iraq War era is over and a new era may dawn—if the United States doesn’t turn its back again.
For Iraqis, War Is Not a Game
The video game “Six Days in Fallujah” preys on the real-life tragedy of the Iraq War for Western entertainment.
Iraq Wants Aid, but Saudi Arabia and the UAE See Investment Opportunity
To help weather the coming energy transition, Gulf countries are plowing money in renewable development abroad.
Israel’s Osirak Option
As Netanyahu forms his government, the parallels between the politics that led to a strike on Iraq’s nuclear facility and those that could result in targeting Iran today are clear.
Blame Iran for Rocket Attacks in Iraq
Tehran is directly responsible for the violence carried out by its proxies and must be held accountable.
The Pope Is on a Mission to Heal Post-Genocide Iraq
The Roman pontiff is traveling with a message of peace to a country where the Christian population has been decimated.
How 3 Women Broke Into the Uber-Macho World of War Reporting
“You Don’t Belong Here” celebrates three trailblazers who cleared the way for generations of female journalists.
Trump’s Worst 2 Military Mistakes for Biden to Fix
Some policies may be worth keeping, but Trump’s handling of allies and withdrawals from conflict zones are not among them.
The Capitol Coup Attempt Was the Far-Right’s Opening Shot
Jan. 6 was a classic example of propaganda by the deed—a revolutionary approach favored by everyone from 19th-century anarchists to Osama bin Laden.