Putting aside even Iraq’s horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
The U.S. war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology to all those who suffered from the war.
It didn’t take long for the world to recognize that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq constituted a “dumb war.” But dumb wasn’t the half of it.
Our movement changed history. While we did not prevent the Iraq war, the protests proved its clear illegality, demonstrated the isolation of the Bush administration policies, helped prevent war in Iran, and inspired a generation of activists.
Amidst the Middle East’s ongoing conflicts and turmoil, the Kurds of northern Iraq may come out on top with an independent state.
After the fact, torture can only be dealt with by staring directly into the nightmare that changed us.
Beneath the bluster, Romney’s foreign policy isn’t so different from Obama’s. It’s just worse.
Although the prospects for an independent state in Syrian Kurdistan remain dim, unprecedented Kurdish autonomy will likely result from the conflict
The treasures of Syria’s history are under attack from the military, rebels, and looters.
As usual, Al Qaeda makes a mockery of Islam.
Attacks from Iraq’s Sunni militant groups are unlikely to provoke Shia reprisals. But what the violence can do is increase the chances that Iraqis will lose complete faith in their political leaders.
Iraq’s future depends on a reconciliation between the Maliki government and the Sunni refugees who have fled to neighboring countries.
Iraq is better known for exporting refugees than receiving them. But Syrian Kurds are increasingly crossing the border.
Can a superpower act morally in its foreign policy? Recent evidence of U.S. conducts suggests otherwise.
Before a book-writing break in Texas, Phyllis reflects on the different stages where our various wars are at this moment in this edition of the New Internationalism newsletter.