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A Hollow Victory in the Battle for Fallujah?

For two years, Fallujah has been occupied by the Islamic State. The city of 300,000 is situated just 40 miles outside of Baghdad. For the past month, Iraqi security forces and allied militias (along with American backing) have mounted a military campaign to ro...
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Episode 90: Emma Sky

Emma Sky was an Arabist, working at the British Council in 2003 when the United Kingdom joined the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.  Though she strongly opposed the war, she opted to join the coalition provisional authority, which administered Iraq ...
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ISIS Faces Big Setback in Iraq

Iraqi’s Kurds scored a major victory today, retaking the Northern Iraqi City of Sinjar from ISIS. Kurdish troops, known as Peshmerga, spent two days fighting to reclaim Sinjar’s fifty square miles of territory with the support of US airstrikes. Sinjar is a key...
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Episode 77: Carne Ross

Carne Ross is the founder of Independent Diplomat, a non-profit that provides diplomatic services to marginalized groups around the world. He was a long serving member of the British foreign service, mostly covering the Middle East and Iraq before he resig...