Days of Terror: Iraqi Christians Live in Fear of ISIS

Days of Terror: Iraqi Christians Live in Fear of ISIS

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 26, 2014

Some 40,000 Christians live in Qaraqosh, a town near Mosul, Iraq. Residents have been gathering daily in 12 local churches as ISIS jihadists advance towards the community. Their existence is a precarious one. By Katrin Kuntz in Qaraqosh, Iraq more... Comment ]

A Country Implodes: ISIS Pushes Iraq to the Brink

A Country Implodes: ISIS Pushes Iraq to the Brink

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2014

The terror group ISIS has occupied vast portions of Syria and Iraq in the hopes of establishing a caliphate. The jihadists' success lays bare Iraq's disintegration and could ignite yet another civil war between Shiites and Sunnis in the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Iraqi Election Fear: 'No One Is Safe Anymore'

Iraqi Election Fear: 'No One Is Safe Anymore'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2014

Iraq's former interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, is hoping to oust the current government in this week's elections. He speaks to SPIEGEL about his belief that the Americans robbed him of power and about the country's escalating violence. Interview Conducted By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

The Return of Terror: Violence Rocks Iraq as Elections Approach

The Return of Terror: Violence Rocks Iraq as Elections Approach

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2014

With just six weeks to go before parliamentary elections in Iraq, sectarian violence has once again gripped the country. Car bombs have become a regular occurrence and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is under fire. By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki: 'I Am Not Familiar With Fear'

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki: 'I Am Not Familiar With Fear'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki discusses accusations he has become another Saddam Hussein, the return of terrorism to his country and his fear that the civil war in Syria will destabilize the entire region. Interview Conducted By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Bratwurst in Iraq: German Restaurateur Cashes in on Crises

Bratwurst in Iraq: German Restaurateur Cashes in on Crises

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2013

The restaurant "Deutscher Hof" in northern Iraq sells bratwurst, sauerkraut and German beer, much to the delight of soldiers and diplomats. The owner's strategy: open restaurants in crisis regions where duty-bound foreigners are hungry for a taste of home. By Rico Grimm more...

Iraq Anniversary: 10 Lessons from America's 'Dumb War'

Iraq Anniversary: 10 Lessons from America's 'Dumb War'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 20, 2013

A decade on, polls suggest that a majority of Americans view the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a mistake. Right or wrong, the war has immensely influenced how America sees itself, is seen and conducts itself on the global stage. By Sebastian Fischer in Washington more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: Iraq War Seen as 'Strategic Failure by Many'

World from Berlin: Iraq War Seen as 'Strategic Failure by Many'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 20, 2013

Germany opposed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, and little has changed about that stance a decade later. German editorialists on Wednesday gauge the effects of the war on the global balance of power, and their conclusions aren't positive. more... Comment ]

Iraq's Model City: Kirkuk Thrives in Sea of Corruption and Violence

Iraq's Model City: Kirkuk Thrives in Sea of Corruption and Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 20, 2013

Ten years after the US invasion, Iraq is still plagued by sectarian violence, poverty and corruption. The northern city of Kirkuk, however, has defied predictions to emerge as a model of inter-ethnic reconciliation and relatively efficient government. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Interview with Ahmed Rashid: The West Should 'Change Its Approach to Failing States'

Interview with Ahmed Rashid: The West Should 'Change Its Approach to Failing States'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 31, 2012

Ahmed Rashid, one of the world's foremost experts on Afghanistan, once welcomed US intervention in the failed state. But in a SPIEGEL interview, the Pakistani journalist says the West's model for development is fundamentally flawed and must be changed. more... Comment ]