The Bush administration invaded Iraq with plans for it to become a democracy. But according to some social science measures, the country isn’t any more democratic than it was before 2003.
Agencies may make more checks, but they can’t prevent politicians misusing intelligence information, says an expert.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, it is important to reflect on the use of war footage in media and the ethical questions around the use of footage depicting human death.
While some progress has been made, the coalition forces abjectly failed to achieve their central goals. But Australia has an opportunity now to make good on its promises.
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to civilian death and displacement. Twenty years later, Iraqis are telling their stories of conflict and trauma as they move towards healing.
University students today are too young to remember the March 2003 start of the Iraq War, which has future foreign policy implications and changes how the conflict should be taught.
Detente between Tehran and Riyadh will not magically solve all the political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East.
Feminist campaigners are using the internet to challenge the conservative establishment and empower Arab women.
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Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
A scholar of Greek classics revisits the texts to bring lessons on how to honor the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sudden food prices have sparked in Iraq, but other countries may follow.
The caliphate has no territory, but plenty of hearts and minds.
In 2019 a scholar visited the Iraqi Kurdistan, where Yazidis have been resettled. He explains their religious beliefs and their current conditions.
The verdict opens the way for further genocide prosecutions.
Belarus has created a migrant crisis at its border in an apparent move to punish the European Union for its opposition to the country’s leader.
A scholar of African American studies explores how the former secretary of state, who died at 84, dealt with what WEB DuBois described as the ‘double-consciousness’ of being Black and American.
Joe Biden has been quick to calm Kurdish fears that the US will abandon them to their fate.
This summer’s disintegration of the Afghan government and continuing political turmoil in Iraq provide valuable lessons for the U.S. and its mission to impose democracy on the rest of the world.
Despite efforts to prevent militant groups from getting weapons, they often get their hands on U.S. equipment and use it to attack American troops.