July 11, 2014

The Resurrection of Ahmad Chalabi

Jane Arraf, Foreign Policy


The man who helped convince the United States to invade Iraq has spent the last decade in the political wilderness. But now, with his country in chaos, he could be its next leader.

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He took millions of dollars from the C.I.A., founded and was accused of defrauding the second-biggest bank in Jordan and sold the Bush administration a bill of goods on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. At first championed by... more ››
July 6, 2014
How the White House Blew It on ISIS
Eli Lake, The Daily Beast
Team Obama was told, over and over, that the Iraqi army couldn’t stop a terror group that was ready to pounce. But Washington was a prisoner to its paradox of an Iraq policy. more ››
July 6, 2014
Arabs Must Push Against the Islamic State
Hussein Ibish, The National
The new Caliph’s scandalous proclamation that “Syria does not belong to the Syrians and Iraq does not belong to the Iraqis” certainly ought to provide a basis for pitting national and local identities against this virulent... more ››
July 6, 2014
A New Map for the Middle East
Japan Times
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Sunni extremist group, has declared the birth of a caliphate — an Islamic state that claims the allegiance of all Muslims — on territory that it controls in Iraq and Syria.... more ››