Tag: Iraq

WATCH ‘Draw Mohammed’ AZ Organizer intvw. w/Anderson Cooper: ‘True Islam is Terrorism’

[ 0 ] May 29, 2015 |

by JENNY KUTNER for SALON on MAY 29, 2015:  Despite the violent and fatal end to a “Mohammed cartoon drawing” contest earlier this month in Garland, Texas, it’s happening all over again — this time in Arizona. Former Marine Jon Ritzheimer spoke with Anderson Cooper about the “Draw Mohammed” rally he plans to hold outside […]

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Is it the US that isn’t stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL? (by Juan Cole)

Is it the US that isn’t stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL? (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 26, 2015: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s blunt remarks on Sunday about the Iraqi army not having the will to fight have ruffled feathers in Baghdad and Tehran, and Vice President Joe Biden was constrained to call Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi and reassure him that the […]

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Iraq: 25,000 Shiite Militiamen gather for Battle of Ramadi (by Juan Cole/Informed Comment)

Iraq: 25,000 Shiite Militiamen gather for Battle of Ramadi (by Juan Cole/Informed Comment)

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 20, 2015:  Al-Zaman (The Times of Baghdad) reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi met Tuesday with leaders of the Shiite militias to plan the retaking of Ramadi, a Sunni Arab city about 78 miles due west of Baghdad that fell on Sunday to Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) […]

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Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State (by James Dorsey)

Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State (by James Dorsey)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

Despite a year- long campaign of air strikes and ground attacks which incurred heavy losses Islamic  State (IS) shows continued resilience. The US-led coalition’s alliances with militant groups and IS’  durability raise the spectre of jihadist groups becoming a more permanent fixture in the Middle East. by JAMES M. DORSEY for RSIS COMMENTARY, ISSUE NO. […]

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IWPR Iraq Director Killed in Baghdad Car Bomb

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

Car bomb claims the life of dearest colleague, husband and father of four. via IWPR (INSTITUTE FOR WAR & PEACE REPORTING) on MAY 3, 2015:  Ammar al-Shahbander, long-standing Chief of Mission in Iraq for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), was killed last night, May 2, in a car bomb attack in the busy […]

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WATCH: Louis Yako on “Translating Occupation” (from Iraq to Camelot)

[ 0 ] April 29, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (AT DUKE UNIVERSITY) on APRIL 28, 2015 (taped April 15, 2015):  Louis Yako is an Iraqi-American poet, writer, and PhD student in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. The title of this lecture is based on an article by Yako published in OpenDemocracy (The Journey from Iraq to […]

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Discovering Worlds Through Written Word (Q & A with Duke Prof. Abdul Sattar Jawad)

Discovering Worlds Through Written Word (Q & A with Duke Prof. Abdul Sattar Jawad)

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Iraq native Abdul Sattar Jawad teaches the cross-culture impact of literary works by APRIL DUDASH for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 27, 2015:  Name: Abdul Sattar Jawad Position: Professor of comparative literature, Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Years at Duke: 10 What I do at Duke: I’m a literary author, and I’ve published 15 books on […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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WATCH: Ambassador Robert Ford on Iraq’s Security Situation

WATCH: Ambassador Robert Ford on Iraq’s Security Situation

[ 0 ] April 20, 2015 |

via MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE with AMBASSADOR ROBERT FORD on APRIL 17, 2015:  April 17, 2015- Ambassador Robert Ford discusses Iraq PM Abadi’s objectives during his visit to Washington, D.C. last week, and the current security situation in Iraq. Ford is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria.   […]

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LISTEN: On Dean Obeidallah Show, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Talks US Media Double Standard on Muslims

LISTEN: On Dean Obeidallah Show, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Talks US Media Double Standard on Muslims

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

Above — “If you are not Muslim, what do you have to do to be called a terrorist in this world? Convert to Islam?” —Dean Obeidallah and Ayman Mohyeldin talk US media double standard when it comes to calling non-Muslims terrorists.  They also discussed the situation in Yemen and Iraq.  Below, SiriusXM Insight host Dean Obeidallah writes about […]

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