Iraq

Interview

Can Iraq Save Itself?

Ned Parker interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

As prime minister, Haider al-Abadi could lead Iraq in a positive direction, but long-term stability in the war-torn country will require political concessions from all factions, explains expert Ned Parker.

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Op-Ed

America Has No Strategy to Stop ISIL

Author: Janine A. Davidson
Defense One

Janine Davidson writes in Defense One, assessing the U.S. decision to use airstrikes to halt the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) advance into Iraqi territory. She concludes that, so long as ISIS can harbor freely in Syria, the strikes will have limited strategic impact.

See more in Iraq; Syria; Conflict Assessment

Op-Ed

Iraq Must Not Come Apart

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
New York Times

Federalism or decentralized power-sharing is still the only hope for a stable peace in Iraq—as it was when Biden and I wrote in 2006—but not right now, says Leslie H. Gelb

See more in Iraq; United States; Nation Building