Sabah Alnasseri of York University argues that the increasing civilian death toll in Mosul shows the U.S. and Iraqi governments are repeating the same approach that helped launch ISIS in the first place.
The competing territorial claims of the Turks, Kurds, and Iraqi central government could result in an ethno-sectarian conflict after the military offense, warns York University professor Sabah Alnasseri
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the fightback against ISIS requires the abandonment of more military force, and the pursuit of diplomacy with Russia and Iran
Professor Sabah Alnasseri says ISIS attacks poor working-class neighborhoods in order to turn the people further against an already despised government
Sabah Alnasseri of York University says the non-sectarian and non-ethnic character of these protests are a significant development
York University Professor Sabah Alnasseri discusses the rivalries in Iraq’s parliament, the legacy of Ahmad Chalabi, and what future Syria will face
On the death of Ahmad Chalabi, Patrick Cockburn of the Independent says the prevailing narrative attributed to Ahmad Chalabi absolves the press and the US of any responsibility for the war in Iraq
The Real News spoke to former Army Lt. Col. and Iraq vet Daniel Davis, journalist Dahr Jamail and policy expert Stephen Miles about the recent decision to build a new military base and send some 500 ‘advisors’ to the Anbar province.
Professor Sabah Al Nasseri says the ruling elite in Iraq may get more than they bargained for by inviting the IMF and the World Bank to assist in its financial woes
Patrick Cockburn, a journalist for The Independent who just returned from Iraq, says that might be an exaggeration
Reese Erlich says these are the most significant and serious series of activities carried out by contractors and the Bush administration was not interested in prosecuting them
Patrick Cockburn, author of The Rise of the Islamic State, has just returned from northern Iraq, where he says that even if the government has retaken Tikrit, it is a small victory that signals a long war ahead
Prof. Sabah Alnasseri says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is planning to cut social sector employment as collapsing oil prices, corruption, and the anti-ISIS campaign will leave the government short on revenue
Edmund Ghareeb, author of The Kurdish Question in Iraq, says hundreds of Kurdish villages and small towns remain under the control of the Islamic State
Professor Sabah Alnasseri of York University says the systemic corruption of the Iraqi state, institutionalized by the U.S. in order to ensure loyalty of the Iraqi elites, is at the core of all social misery in Iraq
Poverty and inequality created by the plunder of Iraq’s wealth by elites and multinational corporations after the US occupation of Iraq were a great recruiting tool for ISIS, says Professor Sabah Alnasseri of York University’s Department of Political Science