Writings by Topic: Iraq
|Sunni Muslims Must Reject ISIS "Caliphate"
||Irfan Al-Alawi||July 20, 2014 at 4:00 am|
|Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Message as Caliph
||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||July 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm|
|U.S. Should Not Send Iraqi Jewish Archives to be Destroyed in Iraq
||Nabil Al-Haidari||December 18, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|The Redacted Iraqi Jews
||Nabil al-Haidari||December 27, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|How to Help Iraq||Harold Rhode||April 16, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|PKK Encryption Team Caught in Northern Iraq||AK Group||March 19, 2012 at 3:00 am|
|The Implications of the Final US Withdrawal from Iraq for Israel||Dore Gold||January 3, 2012 at 4:45 am|
|Ankara Advises Restraint in Iraq as Arrest Warrant Promises Further Conflict||AK Group||December 23, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|Attacks against Christians in Iraq Continue
||Suleyman Gultekin||December 19, 2011 at 3:45 am|
|"The Strongest Tribe" in Iraq||Harold Rhode||November 7, 2011 at 4:45 am|
|Neutrality No Option in Anti-PKK Fight, Turkey Tells Iraqi Kurds||AK Group||November 1, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|U.S., Turkey Mull Post-Pullout for Iraq||AK Group||October 28, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|The U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq||Herbert I. London||October 26, 2011 at 3:30 am|
|Turkish Jets Strike at PKK in Iraq||AK Group||August 23, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|Female Genital Mutilation "An Obligation" According to Iraqi Muslim Cleric||Irfan Al-Alawi||August 18, 2011 at 4:00 am|
|Demonstrations in Iraq: More Democracy or Less?||Eli Amarilyo||July 25, 2011 at 5:00 am|
|Iraqi Kurds Inspired by Secession of South Sudan||AK Group||July 22, 2011 at 3:00 am|
|The Iraqi Government: Iranian Satrap or American Puppet?||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||July 7, 2011 at 4:00 am|
|Iraqi Kurdistan Passes Law Against FGM||Irfan Al-Alawi||June 27, 2011 at 4:30 am|
|Iraq: Will Sadr's Mahdi Army Return?||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||April 25, 2011 at 4:30 am|
|The Aftermath of the Iraq War Revisited||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||February 28, 2011 at 5:00 am|
|Iraqi Kurdistan Confronts Female Genital Mutilation||Irfan Al-Alawi||December 6, 2010 at 4:00 am|
|How Iraq Is Torpedoeing Its Economy||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||December 1, 2010 at 4:30 am|
|Border Between Turkey and Iraq to be Drawn Again||AK Group||November 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm|
|Iraq's Oil Industry||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||October 11, 2010 at 4:30 am|
|Was the Iraq War Worth It?
||Richard Miniter||September 2, 2010 at 4:30 am|
|Iraq's Future||Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi||July 16, 2010 at 5:00 am|
|For America, it's really all about Iraq||Michael Young||May 14, 2010 at 9:45 am|
|A Liberal, Secularist “Sadr” for Iraq?||Kamal Richa||March 24, 2010 at 5:00 am|
|Iraq: Rumors Swirl||Nibras Kazimi||August 6, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Once Again, Who Is The Enemy?||Nibras Kazimi||July 31, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Who Is In Charge?||Nibras Kazimi||July 24, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Alliances Galore||Nibras Kazimi||July 17, 2009 at 5:00 am|
|Iraq: Letter To America||Jabr Al Jabouri||July 14, 2009 at 6:00 am|
|Iraq's Bureaucracy||Nibras Kazimi||June 18, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Remember Iraq?||N. M. Guariglia||June 5, 2009 at 5:00 am|
|Iraq: A Landscape of Mass Graves||Nibras Kazimi||May 21, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Maliki Stuck?||Nibras Kazimi||May 14, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Dodging 'Democracy' in Iraq||Nibras Kazimi||May 8, 2009 at 11:17 am|
|Iraq: Trouble for Maliki||Nibras Kazimi||April 24, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Who is Pushing for an Arab-Kurd Escalation in Iraq?||Nibras Kazimi||April 16, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq Withdrawal: Wishful Thinking||Nibras Kazimi||March 5, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq's Provincial Election Results: Going by the Numbers||Nibras Kazimi||February 12, 2009 at 6:30 am|
|Iraq: Will Maliki Complete His Term in Office?||Nibras Kazimi||January 29, 2009 at 6:00 am|
|Iraq's Provincial Elections (III of III)||Nibras Kazimi||January 22, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Iraq's Provincial Elections (II of III)||Nibras Kazimi||January 15, 2009 at 6:00 am|
|Iraq’s Provincial Elections (I of III)||Nibras Kazimi||January 8, 2009 at 5:30 am|
|Iraq: The Trailblazer Candidate||Nibras Kazimi||December 4, 2008 at 5:30 am|
|Iraq: Withdrawing The Bureaucrats And The Media||Nibras Kazimi||November 20, 2008 at 5:30 am|
|Next Step: Which Definition of Iraqi Patriotism?||Nibras Kazimi||October 30, 2008 at 5:30 am|
by Alan M. Dershowitz
by Lawrence A. Franklin
There is no change in U.S policy toward Israel that will win any true allies in the Middle East, despite what Arab leaders claim. They often assert that if only we would solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem first, relations would improve. This is a tactic. These leaders employ it simply to divert Western officials from making demands on them, instead of on Israel. The reality is that most Arabs view the U.S., its European allies and Israel with ineradicable contempt.
by Alan M. Dershowitz
by Pierre Rehov
For terrorists, the death of innocent children is irrelevant. In a society that promotes martyrdom as the ultimate sign of success, the death of innocent children can sometimes even be seen as a public relations blessing.
In every action, intent is paramount. There should never be a moral equivalence painted between the deliberate killing of civilians, and a retaliation that tragically leads to casualties among civilians.
There is, however, one small difference: in the Middle East, reporters are threatened, except in Israel. Their choice becomes a simple one: promote the Palestinian point of view or stop working in the West Bank. Keep the eye of the camera dirty or lose your job. This show should not go on.
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Since 1948, the Arab countries and government have been paying mostly lip service to the Palestinians.
"They have money and oil, but don't care about the Palestinians, even though we are Arabs and Muslims like them. What a Saudi or Qatari sheikh spends in one night in London, Paris or Las Vegas could solve the problem of tens of thousands of Palestinians." — Palestinian human rights activist.
"Some Arabs were hoping that Israel would rid them of Hamas." — Ashraf Salameh, Gaza City.
"Some of the Arab regimes are interested in getting rid of the resistance in order to remove the burden of the Palestinian cause, which threatens the stability of their regimes." — Mustafa al-Sawwaf, Palestinian political analyst.
"Most Arabs are busy these days with bloody battles waged by their leaders, who are struggling to survive. These battles are raging in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and the Palestinian Authority." — Mohammed al-Musafer, columnist.
"The Arab leaders don't know what they want from the Gaza Strip. They don't even know what they want from Israel." — Yusef Rizka, Hamas official.