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Mohammed Fadhil

Mohammed Fadhil is PJM Baghdad editor. His own blog is Iraq the Model.
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Iraqis Watch U.S. Elections with Admiration

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

Middle Easterners are amazed by Americans' ability to vote for the "other."

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Obama’s Meddling Undermines Future U.S.-Iraq Relationship

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

Iraqis want victory in the war; Obama wants victory in the election.

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Why Iraq Is Changing Its Tune on Withdrawal

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

Iraq's president Nuri al-Maliki is gambling dangerously with his country's future.

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Can the U.S. and Iraq Have a Long-Term Relationship?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

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?

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Iraq Hunts Al-Qaeda in Its Last Urban Stronghold

Monday, May 19th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

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.

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Iraq’s Moment of Truth in Baghdad and Basra

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

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.

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Iraq: Whither Sadr and the Mahdi Army?

Saturday, March 29th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

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.

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Behind the Bloodshed in Basra

Friday, March 28th, 2008 - by Mohammed Fadhil

Why is the Iraqi government clashing with Sadr's militias?

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Why Southern Iraq Won’t “Awaken” Like Anbar

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 - by Mohammed Fadhil

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.

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Sadr Bites the Hand That Feeds Him

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 - by Mohammed Fadhil

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

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Baghdad Today. Quiet. Too Quiet.

Thursday, January 25th, 2007 - by Mohammed Fadhil


abombvictim.jpg 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?"

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Operation Baghdad — A Special Report from the Streets of the City

Thursday, January 25th, 2007 - by Mohammed Fadhil


appacheattack.jpg 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.

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