SOURCE: Special to HNN
by Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
The lack of a clear American strategy in Iraq to which President Obama recently admitted (“We don’t yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis”) is baffling
Shia and Sunni Have Been at Each Other’s Throats for a Thousand Years? Architecture Shows this Isn’t True.
by Stephennie Mulder
What Architecture Can Tell Us about the Sectarian History of Islam
by Juan Cole
The 'age-old passions' trope is such a convenient plot device that people always fall for it.
SOURCE: Informed Comment
by Juan Cole
The results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections are in, and everybody lost.
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