Wayne White

Middle East Policy Council

Guest

Policy expert at the Middle East Institute; former Iraq intelligence analyst at the State Department's Middle East Intelligence Office (2003-2005) and expert advisor to the Iraq Study Group

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is due at the White House on Tuesday, and it's all about the war against ISIS, the so-called Islamic State.

ISIS: Is the Caliphate Cracking?

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is due at the White House on Tuesday, and it's all about the war against ISIS, the so-called Islamic State.

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The US and Britain refuse to negotiate with terrorists.  Paying ransom will only encourage extremists to raise money by seizing hostages.

America's Hostage Policy: Is It Time for a Change?

The US and Britain refuse to negotiate with terrorists.  Paying ransom will only encourage extremists to raise money by seizing hostages.

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In Baghdad today,  44 Sunni prisoners in a government-controlled police station were killed  — apparently in retaliation for advances by Sunni extremists with the Islamic State of Iraq…

Will Iraq Become a Divided Country?

In Baghdad today, 44 Sunni prisoners in a government-controlled police station were killed — apparently in retaliation for advances by Sunni extremists with the Islamic State of Iraq…

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