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Q&A with Author Nadia Al Sultani: Iraq’s Future ‘Looks Bleak’

Al Sultani: War and No Peace in Syria

Trying to understand the different players and factions fighting in Syria currently is like trying to get through Tolstoy’s War and Peace – though the title aptly refers to the ongoing war, but there is no peace.

Iraqis who fled the violence in their village of Saqlawiyah, north west of Fallujah, wait to receive food and aid at a military point outside their village, on June 3, 2016. Iraqi forces launched an offensive a week ago to recapture Fallujah, which became an Islamic State group stronghold after …

The Iraqis of Fallujah: Stuck Between the Islamic State and Rogue Shiite Militias

Iraqis are once again paying for political ambitions and miscalculations made on their behalf by foreign and domestic governments. After the pullout of the U.S. that led to the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), the Iraqi government hasn’t pulled it together to fight the enemy it was left with. The ongoing battle for Fallujah to rid it of ISIS underscores this need.

Barack Obama

The Right Coalition Is the Only Way to Go After the Islamic State

President Obama’s address to the nation after the massacre in San Bernardino California was not particularly revelatory or comforting. Now more than ever, Americans want to hear that we are safe and protected. It remains unclear if anything has or will be done to make us feel safe again.