Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal
Plus: Hong Kong enters its second week of protest, Mexico begins its migration crackdown, and what to watch in the world this week.
How Europe Is Handing Off Its ISIS Militants to Iraq
France is leading the way in washing its hands of its Islamic State fighters—whether they receive justice or not.
Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour
Plus: Macron and Merkel remain divided over EU leadership, and the other stories we're following today.
How ISIS Still Threatens Iraq
Roiled with internal divisions, Iraqi forces struggle to fully eliminate the Islamic State.
Leaders Meet Over EU’s Future
Plus: Netanyahu faces a deadline to form a coalition, a mass stabbing in Japan, and what to watch in the world this week.
Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice
The country’s trials have been brutally efficient, but will the U.N. deem them fair?
America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals
Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.
Why Pompeo Flew to Baghdad in a Hurry
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi says the U.S. secretary of state was informed of Iranian missiles at an Iraqi base.
Document of the Week: The 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on WMDs in Iraq
The Iraq intelligence debacle casts a shadow over the U.S. assessment of a threat from Iran.
Iraq Is Not an Iranian Vassal State
These days, Tehran is having trouble getting what it wants from its neighbor—a development Washington can encourage by backing off.
‘Everything Is Calm, and People Are Happy’
So says Iraq’s new electricity minister a year after blackouts sparked violent riots across the country.
A Broken Homecoming
Iraq’s Yazidis struggle with the future of the children of rape by Islamic State fighters.
‘Let’s Kill This Baby in the Crib’
That’s what the CIA said when it had Osama bin Laden in its sights after 9/11. Instead, America veered off into Iraq, and the result is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who appeared in a new video this week.
Don’t Let Iraq Fall Victim to U.S.-Iran Rivalry
Baghdad must insulate itself from the fallout by weaning itself from exclusive dependence on two outside backers.
The Post-Caliphate Caliph
A new video by the leader of the Islamic State proves he is committed to fighting the long fight.
Among Displaced Iraqis, One Group Is Worse Off Than the Rest
Internal refugees with perceived ties to the Islamic State suffer abuse and sexual exploitation in camps.
The 9/11 Generation Served. Now It Wants to Lead.
Three Democrats running for the White House fought in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—and they came back with very different ideas.
Spain’s Vox Party Hates Muslims—Except the Ones Who Fund It
The upstart far-right party is unapologetically Islamophobic, but without donations from Iranian exiles, it may have never gotten off the ground.
Russia’s Gas Web Ensnares Europe
New pipeline projects throughout the Middle East could boost Russian influence there while also ensuring the country’s role as the prime supplier of energy to Europe.
U.S. Eyes Plans to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan, Iraq
Officials say it's time to shift diplomatic resources to countering China and Russia.