War in Iraq

Back Towards the Brink in Iraq as Old Tensions Are Renewed

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

We are seeing old tensions and new combine, pushing Iraq once again to the edge of a very steep cliff. In 2008, sectarian violence was at a high level, but the trend was downward from the heights of the civil war that started in earnest in 2006; now the trend is, if anything, upwards...

Reflecting on Iraq: Ten Years On

Sara Daoud | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Daoud

A decade has passed since George Bush issued an ultimatum, demanding that Saddam Hussein and his sons were to leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an invasion by the US. Bush's rhetoric made frequent mention of a 'free' Iraq, a country that would be 'liberated' from a dictator, yet the events that transpired from that ill-fated speech have devastated a country.

#HPIraq10 VIDEO: Highlights From Huffington Post's Great Iraq Debate

Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

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Tony Blair: The Jury's Still Out

Andy Hayes | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Politics
Andy Hayes

"He looks haunted," said one of my colleagues, as Tony Blair gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry. While various commentators have said the former prime minister appeared more relaxed than he'd done during Hutton and Chilcott, there was still something slightly askew about him. Something not quite right.

Why We Must Not Forget Iraq

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

It has been a little over a week since the ninth anniversary of the Iraq war's launch. Watching the UK news over recent days, it seemed that at this milestone moment, serious mainstream media reflection on a conflict that officially ended only months ago were in short supply.

Un-Sacred Alliance

Hossein Abedini | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

It was after Iraq's elections in February 2009 when Nouri al- Maliki visited Tehran to thank the head of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, for his s...

Paul Vale

Jason Burke Unpicks The 9/11 Wars

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK

"I watched 9/11 unfold in the office of The Observer," says Jason Burke, one of the UK's foremost experts on Al-Qaeda and currently South Asia corresp...

Panetta Offers More of the Same

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Scott Hill

Just as the world began sighing in relief at the thought of troops finally beginning to withdraw from the Middle East, U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panneta has single-handedly managed to rouse an unpleasant air of alarm.