Former Senior Fellow at the Congressionally-funded US Institute for Peace; Iraq scholar and former advisor to the Iraq Study Group; author of The Modern History of Iraq
Baghdad and Basra are calmer now that Muqtada al-Sadr has told his Mahdi Army to stop fighting government forces, but government politicians went to Iran to make the deal.
Mar. 31, 2008from To the Point
Last week, President Bush traveled not to Baghdad but to Anbar Province, one of the few bright spots for the US military in Iraq.
Sep. 13, 2007from To the Point
Democratic Senate leaders staged an all-night debate on their plan to give President Bush just 120 days to start bringing troops home from Iraq.
Jul. 18, 2007from To the Point
Will President Trump’s new strategy serve his goals?
May. 8from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Apr. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It’s a special live Left, Right & Center recorded at UC Santa Barbara.
May. 10from Left, Right & Center
The great majority of Israel’s problems would be solved if the nation were able to establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.
Apr. 19from Scheer Intelligence
Democrats are divided: impeachment now or further investigations? Top aides don’t do what the president tells them.
Apr. 25from To the Point
The U.S. government’s attack on the WikiLeaks founder covers up a menacing assault on the First Amendment, argues journalist Bruce Shapiro.
Apr. 26from Scheer Intelligence
There’s still much to discuss.
Apr. 24from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not just glacial melting and rising seas, but rising temperatures mean trouble for plants and animals.
Apr. 11from To the Point
Partisanship is more powerful than science, even for conservative environmentalists. They don’t buy warnings about an existential crisis.
May. 6from To the Point