Post by Nir Rosen: Blowback from Iraq

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Here is TWN Contributor Nir Rosen’s latest article on Iraq that ran in “The National” on 26 September 2008. We Run the Road Nir Rosen reports from Majd al Anjar, where the rage of young men mixes with the sectarian fervour spilling over Iraq’s borders. On May 12, a few days after street fighting erupted in Beirut, I drove to Majd al Anjar, a Sunni stronghold in Lebanon’s Bekaa, close to the Syrian border, where gunmen were still blocking the…

The End of the New Middle East

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Note from Steve Clemons. My colleague Nir Rosen who has been one of America’s most significant chroniclers of the Islamic dimensions of America’s war in the Middle East is now a regular contributer to The Washington Note. Please welcome him. And as always, the views he expresses are exclusively his own and not those necessarily of The Washington Note or mine. — Steve Clemons When Israel was bombing Lebanon in 2006, killing its civilians and destroying its infrastructure, Condoleeza Rice…

Selling the War with Iran

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Note from Steve Clemons. My colleague and friend Nir Rosen who has been one of America’s most significant chroniclers of the Islamic dimensions of America’s war in the Middle East has just become a regular contributer to The Washington Note. Please welcome him. And as always, the views he expresses are exclusively his own and not those necessarily of The Washington Note or mine. — Steve Clemons In June of 2003, two months after the United States conquered Iraq, I…