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American rock stars have the same black dots as French poets, Italian artists, Polish composers, and flamboyant British novelists.
Settling the Cinematic Torture Debate
Alan A. Stone
Any story of war is a story of elites preying on the weak, the gullible, the marginal, the poor.
An Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
David V. Johnson
History shows that forcing rulers from power rarely works. Even apparently successful regime changes often leads to bitter civil war.
Alexander B. Downes
On one of those early days of the war, Mu’min and his father drove to the airport to take food to his uncle, a soldier in the Republican Guard. They found him shot to death.
What changed in Iraq.
The Iraq War Spreads.
Little relief in sight for millions of displaced Iraqis.
The Middle East and global arms control.
Iraq's descent into chaos.
The roots of sectarian violence.
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Robert L. Tsai
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