WorldViews: Iraq


Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Why do people choose to live in the ‘worst city in the world?’

Baghdad has a bad reputation.

By Adam Taylor  |  07:45 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baghdad, Cities, Iraq

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/05/2014

This chart shows just how bad things are getting in Iraq

January was the deadliest month for Iraq since April 2008.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/01/2013

‘They just can’t get it done’: A report card for post-withdrawal Iraq

An Iraq expert flunks Baghdad on security and the economy, but gives a B on sectarian issues.

By Max Fisher  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/16/2013

This chart shows that the Iraq war was worse than we think

A new study finds that the war killed more people than previously thought and remained deadly after 2008.

By Max Fisher  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Bombings in Iraq aren't just killing Iraqis they're also helping Syria's Assad

Iraq's worsening violence feeds into Syria which feeds back into Iraq.

By Max Fisher  |  02:57 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Syria

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Don’t blame Cameron for the Syria vote. Blame the ghosts of Iraq.

Britain never quite exorcised those ghosts, as the United States did.

By Max Fisher  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Syria, United Kingdom

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Afghan war now more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war ever was

A new poll finds the lowest ever public support for the war, now ongoing for more than a decade.

By Max Fisher  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Iraq

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Four reasons why you should care about the al-Qaeda jailbreak in Iraq

Things were already worsening in Iraq, but this has potentially even wider implications.

By Max Fisher  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Syria

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Why it's good news for the U.S. that China is snapping up Iraq's oil

Iraqi petroleum is increasingly flowing east, but that's not such a bad thing.

By Max Fisher  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Energy, Iraq

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/25/2013

What I saw in Iraq after 'Mission Accomplished'

Remembering "the day I almost led the Iraqi army."

By Richard Leiby  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Was there a window of opportunity for success in Iraq?

For all the missteps of the initial invasion, it's possible that the war still could have gone differently.

By Max Fisher  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Russian analyst: Moscow believes Washington is gripped by 'strategic insanity'

Fyodor Lukyanov on the lessons that he says Russia drew from the Iraq War.

By Max Fisher  |  03:14 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Russia, Syria

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Today's Reads: Riches in Australia, memory in Iraq

Are Americans losing their nuclear taboo?

By Max Fisher  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, Iraq, Today's Reads, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Would Saddam Hussein have survived the Arab Spring?

My theory for why the Iraqi dictator, were he still alive, would have rode it out.

By Max Fisher  |  10:18 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Algeria, Iraq, Syria

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Iraqi government signals it may retreat from controversial Web restriction

An Iraqi parliamentary committee wants to withdraw a bill that critics say threatens free speech online.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  09:18 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Writing on the wall: Why world leaders now foresee Assad's fall

Moscow for the first time acknowledged that he might fall, the NATO chief says it's only a matter of time, and an Iraqi official says it will be "weeks."

By Max Fisher  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Russia, Syria

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The chemical question: Dual Iraq legacies hang over a U.S. dilemma on Syria

As the U.S. considers when and how to respond if Syria moves toward deploying chemical weapons, two dark memories from Iraq may weigh on the decision.

By Max Fisher  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Syria

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Why the red line on Syria's chemical weapons matters

Why would the U.S. "take action," as Hillary Clinton warned, over Syria deploying chemical weapons as opposed to the conventional ones it's been using against civilians?

By Max Fisher  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Syria

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 11/09/2012

The Iraq success story that propelled David Petraeus to the top

How the major general who entered Iraq a skeptic came out its biggest star.

By Max Fisher  |  05:21 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Peter Moore, former hostage in Iraq, talks about life in captivity

Peter Moore talks to Reddit about years in captivity, torture and garlic bread.

By Olga Khazan  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hostages, Iran, Iraq

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Terrorism’s global decline, explained in charts

Terrorism has been nearly cut in half since 2007, mostly during Bush's final two years.

By Max Fisher  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Iraq, pakistan, Terrorism

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012

‘Curveball,’ man who lied about WMDs, comes clean

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, known as ‘Curveball,’ confirmed he lied in an interview with BBC, as reported by The Independent.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Curveball, Iraq war, Anna Chapman, Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Trayvon Martin case, Iraqi woman’s death spark ‘hoodies and hijab’ rally

Parallels are being drawn between the high-profile case of Trayvon Martin and the death of Shaima Alawadi.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi, race, religion

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire: Morning roundup

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire in the morning roundup.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Iwo Jima

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Baghdad landing by U.S. helicopter sparks rumors U.S. troops still in Iraq

A helicopter made an emergency landing in Baghdad, sparking rumors about U.S. troop presence

By Dan Morse  |  09:59 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Helicopter, U.S. embassy

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011

War in Iraq ends today

Almost nine years after the war in Iraq began, American troops will be home just before the holidays.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Iraq War, Leon Pannetta

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Army Ranger Kristoffer Domeij killed in action on 14th deployment

Domeij served more than any other Army ranger who died in action.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Army Ranger, Kristoffer Domeij, Iraq, Afghanistan

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Iraq war’s end imminent — How other presidents announced the end of war

A look back as the end of the Iraq war looms.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:08 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq War, President Obama

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011

All U.S. troops to leave Iraq; war by the numbers

As President Obama announces that all troops will leave Iraq by year-end, BlogPost examines the Iraq War by the numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Iraq war

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Donald Rumsfeld greeted by protesters, hecklers in Boston

When former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld stopped in Boston last night to promote his biography, he was greeted by protesters who called him a “war criminal.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Donald Rumsfeld, Iraq war, protests