Phebe Marr

former advisor, Iraq Study Group

Guest

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

Phebe Marr on KCRW

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.

The Iraqi Ceasefire: Winners and Losers

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.

from 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.

US Ally Sheik Abu Risha Killed in Iraq

Last week, President Bush traveled not to Baghdad but to Anbar Province, one of the few bright spots for the US military in Iraq.

from 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.

Senate Debates Military Draw-down in Iraq

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.

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and battered the Carolinas, but what dominated the news cycle?

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When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Buckle up.

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Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

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