The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
With two-thirds of Iraq’s provinces in open conflict with the capital, Nouri al-Maliki is resorting to Saddam Hussein’s playbook to keep the country together.
Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.
The Arab world's most prestigious literary award is thriving; whether anyone's actually reading the shortlisted books is another matter.
But it is America's job to help Baghdad beat back the new threat from al Qaeda.
Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is making all the same mistakes that the United States once made in Anbar. Can he change course before al Qaeda overruns the restive province?
The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.
By lashing out at Turkey and Kurdistan, Baghdad could make a tense situation worse.
The former Secdef was known for quiet loyalty –- until a tell-all unloaded on his old bosses.
Do tribal warriors in Fallujah and Ramadi have what it takes to rout al Qaeda?
To win back Fallujah, Nouri al-Maliki doesn't need to negotiate -- he needs to fight.
Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.
New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.
Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.
How a neurosurgeon from Maryland cleaned up one of the most notoriously violent cities in Iraq.
As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.
How the president of good and evil bromanced Vladimir Putin. And how a warm friendship turned to ice.
And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.
What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.
Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.
Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.
Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.