Nouri Al Maliki
America Helped Make the Islamic State
While America pats itself on the back for taking on Islamic militants in Iraq, it's worth remembering that it's fighting a monster of its own creation.
The Battle for Iraq
Last week, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the extremist militant Sunni group—along with other Sunni militias and former Baathist party members—seized control of large parts of Iraq, including Mosul, the nation's second largest city.
Al Qaeda Is Taking Over Whole Cities in Iraq
Late last month, the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah fell to tribal militants linked to ISIS, a homegrown franchise of al Qaeda—another sign that two years after the withdrawal of US troops, the country is far from peaceful.