February 14, 2012

Liberal Hawks Ready to Soar over Syria

David Rieff, Foreign Policy

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Liberal interventionists were never as shaken by the lessons of Iraq as was commonly supposed.

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TAGGED: United States, Iraq, Sudan, Syria


February 3, 2012
Sudan Tests China's Foreign Policy
Daniel Large, World Politics Review
In December, with a dispute over oil-transit fees between Sudan and South Sudan exacerbating already tense post-independence relations, the world looked to China to save the day. Beijing sent Special Envoy Liu Guijin to... more ››
February 2, 2012
Mr. President, Our Wars Are Not Over
Lawrence Kaplan, The New Republic
“In America, and in Iraq,” Vice President Joe Biden assured an audience in Baghdad last December, “the tide of war is receding.” For its callowness, this observation was noteworthy. (The tide of war was... more ››
February 11, 2012
Get Over Iraq and Intervene in Syria
Jonathan Freedland, Guardian
We rightly slam generals who are always fighting the last war, but I wonder if today's peace movement is guilty of the same crime. The thought was prompted by a hasty glance at an email from the Stop the War Coalition. more ››
February 1, 2012
The Maliki Dilemma
Kenneth Pollack, The National Interest
The recent decision by the largely Sunni Iraqiya party to end its boycott of parliament would seem like an end to Iraq's crisis. It isn't. At best, it is a lull.The crisis that engulfed Baghdad before the last American soldier... more ››
February 1, 2012
How ExxonMobil Won the Iraq War
Ben Van Heuvelen, Foreign Policy
In Iraq's turbulent politics, whoever controls the oil production wields the power. And that might soon be ExxonMobil. more ››