The Biggest Loser of Iraq’s Election Could Be Iran
Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they’ll reject the results, and are threatening violence.
A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground
At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gather to demand entry into the Abraham Accords.
20 Years After 9/11, U.S. Global Authority Is Weaker Than Ever
A crisis within Islam spawned al Qaeda. It also put an end to a U.S.-led unipolar world.
How the U.S. Got 9/11 Wrong
The lone superpower inadvertently taught the rest of the world how to fight it—and win.
Iraq Is the Middle East’s New Power Broker
After decades of offering only chaos, Baghdad is trying to become a leading force in the region.
‘The Suicide Squad’ Is a Dark Parody of America’s Imperial Fiascos
The supervillain movie demonstrates the possibilities—and limits—of the genre.
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.