Monday, August 04, 2008

Headlines 8/4/08

Standing Down as Iraq Stands Up
Foreign Affairs
September/October 2008
Stephen Biddle, Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack write about how the situation in Iraq is improving and, with the right strategy, the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability.

Elections Bill in Iraq Stalls on Kirkuk
Washington Post
August 4, 2008
Sudarsan Raghavan and Qais Mizher write about how vital attempts at national reconciliation have fallen short due to disputes about the provincial elections in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq

The Last Battle
New York Times Sunday Magazine
August 3, 2008
Michael Gordon describes the Shiite power struggle and the threat it poses to recent security gains.

Foreign Aid Workers Slowly Returning to Iraq
Washington Post
July 31, 2008
Tim Cocks reports on the impact that improved security situations may have on humanitarian aid efforts

A Shiite Militia in Baghdad Sees Its Power Wane
New York Times
July 27, 2008
Sabrina Tavernise writes about developments in Sadr City

Books not Bombs
New York Times
June 26, 2008
Nicholas Kristof describes struggles of some of Iraq refugees, specifically children, in Jordan

Driving Cabs Instead of Building Bridges, Iraqis Languish in U.S.
Washington Post
June 25, 2008
Pamela Constable writes about the struggles of Iraqi refugees once they have been resettled in the United States

The Shortchanging of Iraqi Refugees
Los Angeles Times
June 23, 2008
Morton Abramowitz discusses the American response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq verse our response to the displacement crises following Vietnam and the first Gulf War

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