There’s nothing funny about Iraq’s destruction.
Former US President George W Bush referred to Ukraine assault as "an unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq" in speech gaffe, while he was criticising Russia's political system.
Both leaders assaulted smaller neighbouring countries as part of the historical dynamics that began with the end of the Cold War.
The Soviet failure several decades ago has given rise to a mistaken view of Afghan history that persists today.
US-Iran geopolitical challenges and a dysfunctional Iraqi government mean the country is teetering on a precarious edge.
The former US secretary of state was instrumental in paving the way for the invasion of Iraq on spurious intelligence in his infamous speech at the UN in 2003.
Gen Z Muslims in the US have never known a world without the 'War on Terror'. But most young Muslims today are rejecting the corner they had been painted into.
America’s prestige has been irreparably tarnished, its credentials diminished, and is now in global retreat as hungry powers rise to challenge it. It only has itself to blame.
As Afghanistan returns to the rule of Taliban, online chatter reveals the pivotal role of fiction plays in shaping narratives and the public imagination about invaded “other”.
With the election of Raisi, Tehran has entered a new phase, more intense in its efforts to abolish dissent and under complete control of revolutionary powers.
Meanwhile, British Defence Minister Ben Wallace says the UK will work with the Taliban should they enter the government in Afghanistan if it adheres to rights norms.
The repeal will not bring justice to those who were tortured. It will not bring back those murdered by a bloodthirsty military alliance of “civilised” Western powers.
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