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Weekend Essay: The line we can draw from the invasion of Iraq to Ukraine

Twenty years on, a line – although not a straight one – can be drawn from then to today's conflict in Ukraine

March 17, 2023, 6:00 PM
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Weekend Essay: Lessons from a tour of the side streets of Iraq

From Mosul to Ramadi to Baghdad, a new generation is trying to heal from the scars of war

April 29, 2022, 6:00 PM
epa08320837 A man takes photographs outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 25 March 2020. It has been reported that the Houses of Parliament is due to close later tonight after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has instructed Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to stem the widespread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease. EPA/WILL OLIVER
Brought together in isolation: a letter from locked-down London

The UK began the year deeply divided, but under mandatory self-isolation its residents are rediscovering a sense of unity and solidarity

March 25, 2020, 12:06 PM
Iraqi university students chant slogans next to a banner reading "we want a homeland" in Arabic, as they take part in a demonstration in Baghdad last month. EPA
The contest between Iraq’s people and its politicians is likely to come to a head in 2020

The outcome of the protests in Iraq will have consequences not only for the people but across the region

January 02, 2020, 7:48 PM
While Iraqi forces and fighters were lauded by prime minister Haider Al Abadi for helping to liberate the country, everybody in Mosul now has their work cut out for them. Fadel Senna / AFP
Iraqis are celebrating ISIL's demise, but greater challenges are ahead

Iraq and the international community must avoid the mistakes of the past

July 11, 2017, 2:50 PM