Monthly Archives: June 2014

ISIL vs. Iraqi Army: Then and Now

For months now the ISIL has been residing inside the Anbar province of Iraq. Despite a number of false starts by the Iraqi security forces, and announced impending offensives to clear the area of the insurgents, very little has happened. … Continue reading

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Iraq: Still there, Still in Crisis, Fragmenting?

The elections are over. It was a larger turnout of voters than many anticipated and the present prime minister, ┬áNouri Al-Maliki drew the most votes, but not enough to form a government. ┬áNow the horse trading will begin. It seems … Continue reading

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