8,121 Results for:

February 6, 2024

Iran
U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, With Ray Takeyh and Robin Wright

Ray Takeyh, the Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, and Robin Wright, a contributing writer and columnist for the New Yorker, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the …

Podcast President Joe Biden on February 2, 2024, attends the transfer of the remains of three U.S. service members killed five days earlier in a drone attack on a U.S. military base in Jordan.

September 21, 2023

Iraq
A Conversation With Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani of Iraq

Prime Minister Shia’ al-Sudani discusses Iraq-U.S. relations, Iraq’s foreign policy priorities, and geopolitical and security trends in the region.

Play Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani at his first regular session of the Council of Ministers in Baghdad, Iraq.

March 27, 2023

Iraq War
Lessons From History Series: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq—Twenty Years Later

Panelists discuss lessons learned from the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, including the circumstances that led to Operation Iraqi Freedom and whether it was a necessary war, as well as the ramifications…

Play Residents look at a U.S. soldier from 1/8 Infantry Battalion as they undertake a foot patrol looking for militants, explosives and weapons in a neighborhood in Mosul

March 17, 2023

United States
Revisiting America’s War of Choice in Iraq

Wars are fought not only on the battlefield but also in domestic political debates and in histories written after the fact. In the case of the US invasion of Iraq 20 years ago, we are still in this final phase, seeking an elusive consensus about the war’s legacy.

U.S. soldiers walk by a defaced poster of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in April 2003.

March 17, 2023

Iraq
Twenty Years After the War to Oust Saddam, Iraq Is a Shaky Democracy

On the two-decade anniversary of the U.S. invasion, Iraq is weakly governed, leaving it prone to instability and meddling by neighbors—especially Iran.

An Iraqi soldier watches gun-toting men from the Saraya al-Salam militia, who are stand on a truck bed

August 23, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq Is the Middle East’s New Power Broker

After decades of offering only chaos, Baghdad is trying to become a leading force in the region. 

U.S. President Joe Biden Speaks with Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2021.