A Washington Post feature that details how the organization of the 33-year-old Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr functions as an alternative government in Baghdad’s Sadr City, offering jobs and relief where the official government of Iraq does not function.
Shiite-Sunni relations have become frayed since the war in Iraq and the rise of Sunni insurgents like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The outcome of the war will have widespread consequences for the future of Islam's followers.
Five days after U.S. forces killed al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the group announced his successor, the unknown Abu Hamza al-Muhajir. Speculation abounds about the man and the significance of his appointment.
A profile of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man responsible for coordinating suicide bombings in Amman and Madrid, multiple attacks on Iraqi Shiites and Shiite mosques, and the highly-publicized beheading of American Nicholas Berg.
A new tape from al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden repeated threats to attack the United States and asserted al-Qaeda is growing stronger in Iraq and around the world. The release comes amid anger in Pakistan over a U.S. missile strike aimed at bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Zawahiri.
This letter was intercepted by Iraqi Kurds in January 2004; it is purportedly from Musab al-Zarqawi to Osama bin Laden. The letter mentions 25 previous attacks in Iraq and asks for aid from al-Qaeda to continue efforts to destabilize Iraq and undermine Coalition forces.
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The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.