Journalist Anand Gopal on Islamism, ISIS, and the role of the United States in Iraqi politics today.
“The United States sought to portray the entire resistance as led by al-Qaeda, but during the 2003 to 2005 period, it was a secondary actor to the nationalists.”
In the immediate aftermath of the Iraq invasion, the US and British governments tried to launch a radical experiment in oil privatization. Iraqi trade unions spearheaded a brave campaign to thwart their plans.
Iraq’s Communist movement has survived nine decades filled with tragedy and fleeting success. Can it shape the new Iraq?
“The country’s spiraling catastrophe was not brought about by an inept occupation but by the very fact of occupation itself.”
“They rediscover their principles at long last, only to be steamrolled by the cynics and sociopaths with whom they have thrown in their lot.”
“It was estimated that the KRG had lost more than $1.5 billion since oil exports to Turkey were stopped on March 25.”
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) each held $100,001–$250,000 in Honeywell investments in 2018.
“The reformers’ sweep is a mandate for those who want to return the UAW to its former outsize role.”