Iraq

Maternal Lessons in Politics from a Jewish Iraqi-American Ping Pong Champion

Maternal Lessons in Politics from a Jewish Iraqi-American Ping Pong Champion

Whenever I would whine about some minor inconvenience while growing up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, my mother would say, “You should try living in Iraq for a while.” It was a subject she knew something about. She was just four months old when about 200 of her fellow

David Bernstein
David Bernstein
7 min read
Iraq
The Iraq War Was Not About Oil

The Iraq War Was Not About Oil

Why did the U.S.-led coalition attack Iraq in 2003? Sixteen years after George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, the answer seems obvious to some: oil of course! When war was waged, this was the widespread view in Jordan (71 percent), Morocco (63 percent), Pakistan (54 percent), Turkey

Tal Tyagi
Tal Tyagi
9 min read
foreign policy