How to support Iraq’s protesters while recognizing limits to government’s ability to handle demands? Washington Institute’s Michael Knights asks.
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View news about the struggle for democracy in the troubled Middle East where vast cultural change and persistent political violence cry out for democracy. Also see our World Democracy section and our articles on the ongoing Arab Spring.
That Kurds were not in Normandy is a shameful distortion of truth. We abandoned our Kurdish allies for dubious motives, now they are facing genocide.
Renewed unrest in Arab countries does not necessarily mean a repeat of the Arab Spring of 2011, but observers are already talking about an Arab Spring 2.0.
Iran protests over increasing hardship as US slams sanctions has been met with brutal violence by Iranian security forces.
Baghdadi’s end in a hideout in a corner of the broken state he helped break prompts questions of where to now for ISIS and the forever war on terror.
An interesting post looks at the resurgence of democracy protests. Using key examples, it highlights what protesters are doing to avoid conflict.
Arab spring 2.0 has seen smarter protesters seeking new goals and using new means to achieve regional changes. Here’s what’s different this time.
Breaking: following two weeks of unyielding protests against misrule and corruption, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri tabled his resignation today.
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas canisters into crowds, killing at least eight protesters, during demonstrations in Baghdad on October 25, 2019.
Trump made a formal public statement Sunday in which he announced that ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been killed in US raid in northwest Syria.