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Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East and North Africa

Chaos in Iraq: What’s going on and what do we do next?

Al Qaeda–aligned insurgents have effectively taken over Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, and Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit. The White House has called on the Iraqi government to “step up to the plate,” while rebuffing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s request for … read more >