Iraq

The Englishwoman Who Created Iraq?

Letters from Baghdad is an intriguing new documentary film about Gertrude Bell, the English adventurer and evidently self taught cartographer…

Iraqi Turkmen Mosul Islamic State
Iraq’s Turkmen Block ISIS Escape Route from Mosul

The split within Iraq’s three-million strong Turkmen minority will test Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s intelligence and ingenuity as the complex and internecine conflict underway in Nineveh Province surrounding Mosul continues.

Bradley Manning, Alger Hiss & Dean Acheson

President Obama’s commutation of U.S. Army traitor Bradley, aka Chelsea, Manning’s 35-year prison sentence for violating the Espionage Act, among other crimes, raises important spiritual questions.

George W. Bush & End Times

Former National Security Council staffer Will Inboden, a contributing editor to this journal, has an important critique of historian Jean…

To Bear the Sword against ISIL
To Bear the Sword

According to Sebastian Gorka, ISIL is simply another form of totalitarianism, a political regime seen under Hitler and Nazi Germany that recognizes no limit to its authority and attempts to permeate every aspect of public and private life. Yet, peace with ISIL and other jihad-driven Muslim groups seems much more difficult to attain.

Waterboarding and the Platinum Rule

From the Winter, 2016 Print Edition

Kurdistan Peshmerga
Ministers Say Kurdistan Struggling to Pay Peshmerga

The KRG’s Karim Sinjari insists few Peshmerga fighters have deserted but warns there may be more desertions if Kurdistan cannot pay them.

Air War
Consequences of a Hamstrung Air War

Gen. Jim Mattis once insisted: “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over.” Regarding ISIS, we’ve done little to convince them their time is ended.

Trump, Iraq, Reagan & Vietnam

Donald Trump has denounced the Iraq War as a “horrible mistake,” and “one of the worst decisions in the history…