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Iraq: Analysis, Argument, Voices
A LONG OR A SHORT WAR?
After eight days of war, which of its five initial scenarios are still standing?
And is the unthinkable - a US defeat - still out of the question? PAUL ROGERS
gives his verdict.
**Paul Rogers' essential analysis of the war will be twice weekly for the
duration of the conflict**
REBUILDING IRAQ - US-UK SPLIT
Will US-UK military cooperation in Iraq be matched by joint humanitarian efforts
post-Saddam? As George W. Bush and Tony Blair meet, ARTHUR HELTON and GIL
LOESCHER reveal different agendas at work.
IRAQ: A WAR LIKE NO OTHER
This is a war for US power not human rights and democracy. All the more reason
to defend the principle of humanitarian intervention, says MARY KALDOR.
THE TRUE COURSE
PETER HAIN, a British government minister, on why he believes firmly that
destroying the Saddam regime is legitimate.
THE WAR IS RIGHT
The long years of Saddam's genocidal rule are evidence enough that the war is
just, says Member of the European Parliament EMMA NICHOLSON.
THE CHOICE FOR PROTESTORS: ANTI-WAR OR PEACE?
War reshapes the ground of argument. Being 'anti' is no longer enough. MARTIN
The vibrant articulacy of anti-war protest carries its own lesson: democracy is
attitude not opinion, inherently plural, conversation not weapon of power, says
Voices & Faces
FACES OF IRAQ
Photo essay by Michele Stallo.
I AM BLIND FROM CRYING: IN THE KURDISTAN MOUNTAINS
Kurds are haunted by bitter memories, hopeful of freedom, still in flight.
Around Sulaimaniya, WENDELL STEAVENSON meets eternal survivors.
THE NORTHERN IRAQI KALEIDOSCOPE
AYUB SHEIK NURI, a native of Halabja, has been guiding journalists in northern
Iraq for years. His diary presents an illuminating picture of a complex,
many-sided battle zone.
DEMOCRACY IN THE ARAB WORLD: THE CASE OF KUWAIT
On the ground in Kuwait, JENS MUNCH cautions against optimism over Iraq.
THE DEATH OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
SUSAN GRIFFIN, a voice from America.