Ten years after the invasion, Iraq's soundtrack is still one of explosions and misery. In the West, leaders that ordered it reach for excuses to justify the unjustifiable. Crikey's man-at-large looks back.
One of the most salient yet overlooked aspects of Robert Manne's Quarterly Essay Bad News is its assessment of The Australian's coverage of the Iraq war and its aftermath. NAJ Taylor fills this gap, discussing the debate's many factors in this essay for This Blog Harms.
And the end result of that invasion of Iraq? Christians are trying to quit the country to avoid being murdered and those that remain are too scared to celebrate Christmas.
Yesterday insurgents in Iraq launched a devastating string of coordinated attacks in 13 separate locations across the country. This new wave of violence arrives in the midst of America's resolve to scale back its involvement and, by next year, end combat operations.
Obama's decision to replace Gen Stanley McChrystal with Gen David Petraeus to lead the war in Afghanistan may be a clever political move, but the war remains a corrosive policy that should be ditched, according to Politics in Color.
A rescue attempt by British troops to save five British hostages in Iraq in May 2007 has been revealed. Troops attempted to intercept the hostages being taken across the border from Iran, but failed. Only one hostage survived.
How will the US battle terrorist forces in Yemen? Will Iran's nuclear program be halted? Can the war in Iraq end in a peaceful democracy? David Ignatius puts in his predictions for the biggest global political issues of the year ahead.
2010 is already shaping up to be a troublesome year in world politics, writes Daniel Flitton. Think the threat of nuclear weapons in Iran, the US military messes of Iraq and Afghanistan and the burgeoning power of China.