Category Archives: iraq

The GCC and Iraq: What's Happening?

This is not the first time that the U.S. has sought to tie Iraq to the GCC, but this latest call comes at a time when violence is low and the economic opportunities on offer are leading the war torn country to be labeled an ‘emerging market’ like its Gulf neighbours.

Iraq: A Business Risk Worth Taking

On Monday (October 13th) at an event in London, Iraq put the World’s largest ever amount of oil up for sale by offering 40bn barrels of recoverable crude across eight fields in the country.

“Battle For Haditha” Comes To British Screens

Broomfield develops a Truman Capote “true fiction” account of life in Iraq.

Iraq’s Money and America’s Responsibility

Daily conversations with our correspondent in Baghdad or with a friend in Anbar province paint a picture of such incredible hardship that you wonder how anything at all gets done.


It wouldn’t be surprising if Leila Hussein was being made an example of. This wouldn’t be the first time, nor the last time, in today’s brutalized Iraq

Notes from the Dubai International Film Festival: The Battle for Haditha

This article is part of a series on various films at DIFF 2007. Nick Broomfield’s “The Battle for Haditha” has not yet gotten enough press. In some ways, this is understandable. Despite the explosive subject matter, this is a low-key film. There are no big-name actors, no enormous budget, and, most importantly, the picture’s stylistic […]

Motorcycle Diaries Part III

Our columnist returns with another segment of his diaries, and provides a sarcastic view on the advertising and movie industries.

Babylon Burning

What can we do to denounce an illegal war and a cultural genocide of the worst kind that still goes on in Iraq?

The Kindness of Strangers

Will women in Iraq be able to make their own choices?

Towards a New Arab Movement

The author argues that it’s time for all Arabs who believe in democracy and unity to come together.