For Iraq, good fences make good neighbors

October 6, 2004
The U.S. faces a quagmire in Iraq. The U.S.-backed Allawi government has lost control of Falluja and Ramadi, along with other cities in the area around Anbar province. The dilemma is precisely that insurgents use these cities, Falluja in particular, as bases from which to launch attacks elsewhere in Iraq, while fears of a political »

Censorship in Iraq sends the wrong message

April 9, 2004
At the beginning of the week, the Coalition forcibly closed al-Hawza, the newspaper of the radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. A day later, he became “an outlaw” in occupied Iraq. It didn’t take long for Sadr to call on his supporters to reject “demonstrations, as your enemy loves to terrify and suppress opinion, and despises »