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Fight Songs

Some of the most scathing critiques of the Iraq War were set to music.


Saddam’s Big Cinematic Spectacle

In 1980, Saddam Hussein commissioned a biopic about his 1959 assassination attempt on Iraq’s prime minister. He enlisted a legendary James Bond director and cast his own son-in-law to play him.


Desert Shooters

Some of the top-selling video games of the post-9/11 world have taken real events as their inspiration.


If the Shoe Hits

On December 14, 2008, the Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw his black leather dress shoes at President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad. It was one of the greatest athletic acts of the Iraq War.



A power struggle in the ranks of the Sudanese security state has thrust the country into chaos.


Against the Grain

A series of natural disasters has heralded the worst global rice shortage in 20 years.