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News You Really Need To See: “Why Iraqis Living Under the Islamic State Fear Their Liberators”

“Why Iraqis Living Under the Islamic State Fear Their Liberators” The Washington Post, April 11, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/11/why-iraqis-living-under-the-islamic-state-fear-their-liberators/ “While the Iraqi military and its allies may be slowly retaking cities from the Islamic State in the Sunni-dominated areas of Iraq, most … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “As Iraqi Civilian Rule Weakens, Shi’ite Clerics Call the Shots”

“As Iraqi Civilian Rule Weakens, Shi’ite Clerics Call the Shots” Reuters, March 20, 2016 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-politics-idUSKCN0WM0U2 “With Iraq’s politicians tainted by corruption and the army’s standing hurt by battlefield defeats, two Shi’ite clerics have re-emerged as leaders in matters of state.  … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “U.S. Financing Fails to Sustain Foreign Forces”

“U.S. Financing Fails to Sustain Foreign Forces” The New York Times, October 4, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/world/middleeast/uss-billions-fail-to-sustain-foreign-forces.html “With alarming frequency in recent years, thousands of American-trained security forces in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have collapsed, stalled or … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The ISIS Apocalypse”

Sept. 30, 2015 by Darius  Earlier this month, I saw Brookings fellow Will McCants talk about “The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State.” As always, McCants provided new insights into ISIS and what will … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School”

“Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School” The New York Times, September 2, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/world/middleeast/unicef-warns-of-lost-generation-of-war-children-out-of-school.html “War and upheaval across parts of the Middle East and North Africa in recent years have driven more than 13 million … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Anti-Corruption Protests Lead Iraqi Prime Minister To Eliminate Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister In Reform Effort”

“Anti-Corruption Protests Lead Iraqi Prime Minister To Eliminate Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister In Reform Effort” International Business Times, August 9, 2015 http://www.ibtimes.com/anti-corruption-protests-lead-iraqi-prime-minister-eliminate-vice-president-deputy-2045405 “Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi won the support of his cabinet to pass sweeping reforms aimed at … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Islamic State’s Hold Squeezes Iraq Food Supply”

“Islamic State’s Hold Squeezes Iraq Food Supply” The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2015, p.A12 http://www.wsj.com/articles/islamic-state-squeezes-iraqs-food-supply-1436737696 “Mahmoud al-Sayed’s wheat farm just south of Baghdad is hundreds of miles from the nearest front line with Islamic State, but has become a … Continue reading

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