The rise in bombings across Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan threatens to match levels of violence not seen since the Iraqi insurgency in the late 2000s.
Fatin Yousef outlasted the US invasion and civil war, but threats and kidnappings finally drove her out of Iraq. Only one of her 60 relatives remains there.
Comparisons of Egypt to regional nations that have witnessed ruinous civil wars are premature – but worth noting.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is being pushed to do more to stop violence that has spiked this summer in Iraq.
The civil war in Syria and a resurgent Al Qaeda are the proximate causes for rising bloodshed in Iraq. But persistent government failure deserves a closer look.
What do the jailbreaks in Pakistan, Iraq, and Libya have in common? Massive amounts of US assistance to avoid this sort of thing.
A spate of car bombings and simultaneous attacks on two Iraqi prisons, which freed 500 prisoners, could end the vestiges of restraint preventing political tensions from exploding.
The bombings, which killed dozens, are just another in a series of security failures that have eroded Iraqis' trust in their government.
Militants pulled over Shiite truckers at an improvised checkpoint last night and executed the 14 drivers.
The answer will determine just how big a setback the overnight attack on the Iraqi prison will be for the Maliki government.
Retired Army Sgt. Dillard Johnson's new Iraq war memoir has angered other veterans. He says the criticism is mostly unfair.
Sgt. Dillard Johnson's new memoir claims he killed 2,746 insurgents in Iraq. Some who served with him express doubts.
Iraq is less violent than it was and the press frequently wonders if the country could descend into war again. What if the war never ended?
Both Yusuf al-Qaradawi and John McCain want Bashar al-Assad to fall. But in their competing visions you'll find reasons for the White House's reticence over deeper military involvement.