Iraq Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Dining Tables as Battering Rams

The practice of hospitality can be a salve for the fear, loneliness, isolation, selfishness, and obsession with material gain that drives people away from each other and into themselves.

Pope Francis’s Visit to Iraq Answers the Prayers of the Christians Who Refuse to Flee — and Face Extinction

Pope Francis, who has not stopped seeking those driven to the margins of society since the day he became the occupant of St. Peter’s Chair, understands the existential peril of Christians in the Middle East and in Iraq especially.

What Does Conservatism Mean After The Iraq War?

An Iraqi-American reflects on the impact of the war in Iraq on Christians in the country and conservatism in America.

Trump’s Fake News

Even while visiting the troops — a good deed — President Trump managed to soil it by flinging lies in all directions.

Trump Is Now Forging Foreign Policy on His Own. Where Will He Take Us?

Many problems in the world need U.S. power to fix, but many don’t. President Trump’s breaks with consensus will likely intensify, and that will force defenders of the bipartisan foreign policy consensus to rethink the nature of that order.

Iraqi Refugees Deserve Special Treatment

When it comes to Iraq in particular—and not only those Iraqis who directly helped the American military effort—the U.S. has distinct moral obligations.

Seeing Trump Through a Glass, Darkly

In our present moment, truth, including truth that unsettles us, has far too often become subordinate to justifying and defending at all costs our own, often unsound, preconceptions.

Orgy of Guilt

You might suppose that in the mighty nations of the west, debate would be ongoing about how to destroy ISIS and rescue the desperate people in its path, but the great issue we’re relitigating is whether Tony Blair should be tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court and just how responsible George W. Bush was for all of the mayhem in the world.

ISIS, Genocide, and Us

Gratuitous destruction of ancient cultural centers and artifacts is now underway wherever the black flag of the Islamic State, ISIS, is raised in Iraq and Syria. And so is another genocide, this time of Christians.

ISIS Is Barack Obama’s Creation

There is a studied lack of media interest in mistakes made by our current president — mistakes that have led directly to chaos in Iraq and fueled the rise of ISIS.