War in Iraq

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Watch Galloway Give The Most Controversial Speech Of The Iraq Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Galloway gave one of the most controversial speeches in today's parliamentary debate considering the whether the UK should take action against ...

The Threat of Isis Cannot Be Overstated

James Snell | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Conventional wisdom, steeped as it is in years of de facto political homogeneity, would have you know that the 'War on Terror', as that nasty man George Bush grandly called it, was either misguided, pointless or actively detrimental towards the end it was claimed to champion.

Imams Urge British Muslims Not To Travel To Syria And Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Religious leaders have called on British Muslims not to travel to Syria and Iraq, amid ongoing fears of jihadis fleeing the country to take part in te...

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.