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5 Most alarming Developments in Iraq

5 Most alarming Developments in Iraq

By Juan Cole 1. Airstrikes killed 7 and wounded 30 in Mosul on Sunday. But it isn’t clear who was flying the planes! The US denies it was Americans, and the spokesman…

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

By Juan Cole Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Blair maintains that he will not be paid to do so,…

Is Russia Replacing US in Iraq?

Is Russia Replacing US in Iraq?

By Juan Cole Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday told BBC Arabic that he was buying used fighter jets from the Russian Federation and from Belorussia. He said it had been…