Middle Easterners are amazed by Americans' ability to vote for the "other."
Iraqis want victory in the war; Obama wants victory in the election.
Iraq's president Nuri al-Maliki is gambling dangerously with his country's future.
Iraqi society and the broader Muslim world are debating a proposed long-term security arrangement between Iraq and the U.S. But will Tehran's allies smother it?
Operations are now underway in Mosul to rid the city of al-Qaeda. The streets are calm, indicating that the terrorists realize they are too weak to fight.
Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki has been presented with a golden opportunity to build on political cohesion and bolster the rule of law by dismantling the Mahdi Army.
Fighting rages on in Basra and other Iraqi cities, while some try to forge a compromise between the Iraqi government and Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army. Others, Iraq the Model reports, would like to see the final crackdown on Sadr.
Why is the Iraqi government clashing with Sadr's militias?
With the situation seemingly turning the corner in Anbar --and even Baghdad-- it's tempting to think that the same will apply in the southern provinces of Iraq. Not so fast, says PJM Baghdad editor Mohammed Fadhil, explaining why the regions are very different.
Moqtada al-Sadr has recently accused Iran of assisting Al-Qaeda. Could this be the latest signs of a breakup between the Shia cleric and his allies across the border? by Mohammed Fadhil, PJM Baghdad Editor
An injured man walks out from a hospital after receiving treatment in Baghdad, January 25 by Mohammed Fadhil , PJM Editor and Special Correspondent, Baghdad The sound of gunfire, off in the distance, I'm getting used to it now" -- Talking Heads, Life During Wartime In Baghdad when it is suddenly quiet around you for any length of time you can expect someone nearby to turn to you and say suspiciously, "Isn't it quiet outside?"
by Mohammed Fadhil , PJM Editor and Special Correspondent, Baghdad Apache attack helicopters are constantly hovering over Baghdad now. Tracking them from my home in this city I can often estimate where the action is taking place.