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All Posts Tagged With: "Iraq"

Week in review: Iraq pullback and unrest in Honduras

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Week in review: Iraq pullback and unrest in Honduras

Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: The U.S. offensive in Afghanistan, the American pullback in Iraq and unrest in Honduras.

Posted: July 3, 2009 14:27   Comments: 22
Iraqis celebrate as U.S. forces pull out from cities

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Iraqis celebrate as U.S. forces pull out from cities

On Tuesday, American forces pulled out of Iraqi cities and towns and redeployed to military bases. Even as parades celebrated the milestone, a deadly attack took place in the northern city of Kirkuk. Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution discusses the withdrawal and what it may mean for the future of Iraq.

Posted: June 30, 2009 15:39   Comments: 0
Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

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Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week's top stories: As the post-election protests wind down in Iran, the authorities seem to be getting their way, while in Iraq, a new round of violence is sweeping the country as American troops pull back.

Posted: June 26, 2009 13:55   Comments: 2
Iraq violence spikes ahead of scheduled U.S. pullout

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Iraq violence spikes ahead of scheduled U.S. pullout

In recent days, a series of deadly bombings has killed almost 200 people in Iraq. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses whether Iraqi security forces are ready to take control and what role U.S. forces will continue to play in Iraq after the scheduled pullout from cities.

Posted: June 25, 2009 15:00   Comments: 1
Iraq violence prompts questions about U.S. withdrawal

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Iraq violence prompts questions about U.S. withdrawal

A bombing in the Iraqi town of Bathaa on Wednesday was the latest in a series of attacks in recent weeks -- a wave of violence seen by many as an attempt to destabilize Iraq in advance of a drawback of American troops at the end of this month. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security discusses the security situation.

Posted: June 10, 2009 15:17   Comments: 0
U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

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U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the U.S. military's release of Shiite militant Laith al-khazali, suspected of killing five American soldiers in 2007.

Posted: June 9, 2009 11:51   Comments: 3
A promising sign for Iraq

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A promising sign for Iraq

It has to be a clear sign of progress in Iraq that Stephen Colbert is planning to broadcast from Bagdad next week, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian.

Posted: June 5, 2009 17:13   Comments: 0
Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

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Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the legacy of former British prime minister Tony Blair, and examines how religious beliefs played a role in his decision-making in office -- including the decision to invade Iraq.

Posted: May 27, 2009 11:16   Comments: 4
Iraq war holds lessons for Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Iraq war holds lessons for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses whether the U.S. will become more involved in Pakistan and compare the strategies and outcomes of the two Iraq wars.

Posted: May 7, 2009 15:59   Comments: 0
In first 100 days, Obama changes tone toward Middle East

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In first 100 days, Obama changes tone toward Middle East

Wednesday marks Barack Obama's 100th day in office. Worldfocus contributing blogger Juan Cole takes a look at how the president has fared in the Middle East, where Obama has attempted to change the tone of U.S. foreign policy -- but not necessarily the substance.

Posted: April 29, 2009 09:47   Comments: 0

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