Has the Iraqi Government Failed?

Nov 07, 2019

A widespread belief in Iraq is that the post-Baathist system has failed the country. Many Iraqis accuse their leaders of pillaging the nation’s wealth while providing poor services to citizens.

Iraq’s Governance Crisis Reaches a Boiling Point

Oct 14, 2019

“The Youth in Iraq have a mad stare of despair on their faces. They have seen nothing, but Sanctions and War.” These were the words of a UN official stationed in the International Zone in Baghdad back in 2011. This month, there have been massive protests in different parts of Iraq as a result...

Iran’s Defiant Message on Syria

Oct 15, 2018

By firing missiles over Iraq into Syria, the Iranians delivered a powerful message to Washington at a time when the Trump administration ratchets up its aggression against the Islamic Republic. On October 1, Iran carried out six missile strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Abu Kamal,...

Churchill Sets an Example for Today’s Western Leaders

Mar 12, 2018

Theresa May’s fig leaf approach to standing by basic democratic principles is the latest incident in a long-standing Western willingness to pay a heavy price for sleeping with the devil. To understand that the Western emphasis on human rights is at best a fig leaf to do business with...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Unity” All Around?

Jan 22, 2018

How do you translate e pluribus unum into Arabic and Farsi? The risk of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the most powerful Muslim nations, has never been greater. Their rivalry can be understood in two ways. The first is simply as two powerful nations facing each other on either side of the...

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