FROM Ali Khedery
Retaking Mosul As much as President Obama would like to say the case is closed on Iraq, he can’t yet. ISIS now has a strong presence in the country, including controlling Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. Last week, the White House announced that the U.S. will help Iraqi soldiers take back the city of Mosul from the terrorist group. Will that mean American boots on the ground? And what happens after that?
The Making of Maliki Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been in power since 2006. Now with the country teetering on the brink of collapse, should he stay in power? Yesterday, former British PM Tony Blair called for him to step down, though al-Maliki is refusing to go anywhere. But who is the man at the center of this? And was he the right man for the job in the first place, let alone going forward?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."