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Global Dispatches Episode 14: Surging Violence in Iraq

An expert discusses what is driving the current wave of violence in Iraq


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actice basic police skills as part of the Iraqi Police Prep Course on Taji, Iraq, Oct. 25, 2007. The course is being taught by U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steve Czyz)

Iraq’s Return to Civil War

It’s time to accept one truth: Iraq’s civil war is back.


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Iraq 10 Years Later

Ten years after the war began in Iraq, UN Dispatch looks at the current situation.


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Iran bans Afghan and Iraqi Refugees from Moving to Regions for Employment

Iran’s National Organization for Educational Testing has banned Afghans, Iraqis and, in some instances, other foreign nationals from residing in certain provinces and enrolling in certain courses of study. The new ban affects Afghan refugees most severely and seems to apply uniformly to immigrants with and without documentation.


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Iraq War Facts and Figures

President Obama is expected to announce the formal end of the American war in Iraq in a speech tomorrow.  As we commemorate the end of a war, consider some of these facts and figures about the war in Iraq. Some of these numbers may shock you.


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Why We Need an International Treaty on Private Military Contractors

Private military contractors are poised to take an increasingly large role in Iraq, but serious questions remain about how they will be held responsible for their actions. One obvious answer is an international convention.


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