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The Stateless Statesmen

The vast majority of global debate over the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq has focused on the rights …

Semdinli Fighting

Half way up the main staircase in the governor’s office in Hakkari, there is a poster—probably left over from the …

Renewed Violence in Iraq

Since the departure of American forces in December, political tensions in Iraq have been high. The government of Nouri Al-Maliki …

The Long Fall of Assad

The seasons go by but Syria’s Arab Spring shows no sign of passing. Bashar Al-Assad’s strategy remains that of buying …

What is Really Going on in Iraq?

This week’s coordinated bombings in Baghdad are only the latest instance of growing sectarian tension in Iraq. The competition is …

The Delicate Democracy

Contemporary Iraq is a divided nation, beset by sectarianism and violence and hostage to the interests of a self-serving political …