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A New Iraq War Study Offers Potential Lessons About Reducing Killing of Civilians

Last week King’s College researchers in London published a study looking into the gory details of how people were killed during the Iraq War. Based on this research, they offer some incite about how civilian casualties might be reduced in future combat.

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A Very Bloody Week in Iraq. And It’s Only Thursday.

Violence is sinking to new lows in Iraq, where a string of suicide bombings this week have killed scores of people.

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Iraq’s Invisible Refugees

The tragic flight of minorities from central Iraq to the north has not only been a larger crisis than anyone anticipated. It has also created a new, secondary crisis for host communities that governments, donors, and aid agencies are only beginning to figure out how to address.

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Joe Biden at the Security Council Today

At 11 am (EST),  Vice President Joe Biden will preside over a Security Council meeting on Iraq.  He will have a very packed schedule, including votes on three separate resolutions.

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Wikileaks and Truth and Reconciliation in Iraq

Between 2003 and 2009, more than 4.5 million Iraqis were expelled and displaced amid Iraq’s sectarian civil war — new, grim details of which are contained in the WikiLeaks trove. It’s time to revive the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission.

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Funds for Iraq Humanitarian Assistance Slow to a Trickle

We came. We saw. We Conquered. We took our Money With Us.

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