Wayne White

Middle East Policy Council

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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

Wayne White on KCRW

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.

from To the Point

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.

from To the Point

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…

from To the Point

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Joe Mathews writes that the real problem of California’s high-speed rail project is management, not money.

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As President Biden approaches his 100th day in office, he plans to address a Joint Session of Congress.

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The UC and Cal State college systems say they plan to require students and faculty to get COVID-19 vaccines before returning to campus this fall — but that’s only after the FDA…

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The Derek Chauvin verdict: The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd faces three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree…