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Expect increase in US activity in Middle East

In efforts to build President Obama's legacy and help the Democarts, increased U.S involvement in the Middle East is expected. By Chris Solomon. (Global Risk Insights,11/19/2014)

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Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria

How has ISIS leveraged cash economies in Iraq and Syria?  How can be done?  By Rami Ayyub.  (Global Risk Insights, 10/17/2014)

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The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate

Politicians point fingers about United States involvement and miscues in Iraq.  Who's to blame?  By Dr. Erik Lindell. (09/18/2014)

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IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Karim Pakzad

IA Forum speaks with Mr. Karim Pakzad (Institute for International and Strategic Relation, Paris, France) about the Iraqi elections. By Valentine Pasquesoone. (04/05/2010)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis

IA-Forum speaks with Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq. (IA-Forum, 06/23/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl

IA-Forum speaks with Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl about how the US is fighting the war in Iraq and improvements in the way it fights. By Stefan Daniels. (IA-Forum, 12/5/2006)
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Intenational Affairs Forum Interview: Peter Beinart and Scott McConnell

Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of the New Republic and Scott McConnell, current editor of The American Conservative, discuss questions about the UN and US foreign policy. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 11/13/2006 and 11/18/2006)
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International Affairs Forum Interview: Dr. Joshua Muravchik

IA-Forum speaks with American Enterprise Resident Scholar Joshua Muravchik and author of The Future of the United Nations: Understanding the Past to Chart a Way Forward, Covering the Intifada and Heaven on Earth. By Jens F. Laurson. (4/20/2006)
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Iraq: The Middle East Pivot

Report on lecture by former Ambassador Edward Gnehm at George Washington University. By Michael Loeb. (IA-Forum, 3/6/2006)
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IA-Forum Interview: Professor Philippe Sands QC

IA-Forum speaks with Professor Philippe Sands QC about international law issues and his latest book, Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (Viking). By Dimitri Neos and Anna Larnefeldt. (IA-Forum, 1/20/2006)
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Report from Washington DC: John McCain Address at American Enterprise Institute

Report on Sen. John McCain's address about Iraq, given at the American Enterprise Institute. By Jens Laurson. (IA-Forum, 11/9/2005)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Leon Hadar

IA Forum speaks with Dr. Leon Hadar, author of Sandstorm, about U.S. involvement in the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 10/13/2005 )
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IA-Forum Interviews: Dr. Al Shaky, Zainab Al-Suwaij, and Mary Larkin

IA-Forum discusses the Iraq constitution and Iraqi women's rights with Iraqi Minister of State for Women’s Affairs Dr. Azhar Abdul Karim Al Shakly, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress and Mary Larkin, Director of International Programs at Street Law, Inc. By Kevin DeCorla-Souza. (IA-Forum, 7/20/2005)
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Islamic State Invokes Prophecy to Justify Its Claim to Caliphate

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EDITORIALS
US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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The Road to Damascus from Baghdad

Insider's view from Baghdad about the struggle for Syria and its implications. By Landon Shroder. (08/15/2012)
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Humanitarian Space in Iraq?

Argues for increased international action to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 03/11/2007)
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Iraqization - Not Democratization

Analysis of the Iraq conflict and call to reinspect democratization policy efforts. By Alan Hootnick. (2/5/2007)
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Operation “Freedom From Iraq”

Even the most idealistic of Iraq’s partisans can’t weigh the mountain of dead against the nation’s “messy freedom” and find solace. The President concedes that regional terror is up, Iran and Syria emboldened, and US leverage seems radically diminished. In light of this, "Plans for Victory" are hard to come by. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 01/14/2007)
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