Monthly Archives: June 2014

Nussaibah Younis on Background Briefing with Ian Masters

We begin with the apparent unraveling of Iraq as Shiite militias answer the call from their clerics to defend Baghdad and the holy shrines from the lightning advance of the ISIS insurgents who have taken major cities in the north … Continue reading

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Iraq: The real battle is to persuade Sunnis they can be truly equal citizens

Published in The Observer The revival of civil war in Iraq is not about ancient sectarian hatreds – that is what the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Isis – wants you to think. It is a hardcore ideological group exploiting the … Continue reading

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The Army Alone Can’t Save Iraq

Published in The New York Times CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — THE Obama administration must help the Iraqi government retake the city of Mosul from Islamists and stem their march toward Baghdad. But military aid will not be enough. For lasting success, … Continue reading

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