Kenneth Pollack

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  • People inspect a bomb scene on July 4, 2012, a day after an explosives-laden vegetable truck ripped through a crowded market in Diwaniyah, 80 miles (120 kilometers) south of Baghdad. (Associated Press)

    Violence, political unrest in Iraq fuel fears of civil war

    A dramatic uptick in violence and political instability in Iraq has raised fears that Baghdad once again is tilting toward civil war.


  • Zainab Abbas inspects her destroyed house June 29, one day after a car bomb attack in the Washash neighborhood of Baghdad. June was the second-deadliest month in Iraq since U.S. troops pulled out Dec. 18, 2011, with a major bombing or shooting occurring about twice a week. The possibility of civil war is a concern. (Associated Press)

    Civil war feared in unstable Iraq

    A dramatic uptick in violence and political instability in Iraq have raised fears that Baghdad once again is tilting toward civil war.


  • President Obama

    Is Obama bluffing about Iran?

    President Obama's claim that he would use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon isn't backed up by his track record of avoiding such unilateral action in international crises, national security analysts say.


  • Shifting perceptions of the war

    It's not often that an opinion article shakes up Washington and changes the way a major issue is viewed. But that happened last week, when the New York Times printed an opinion article by Brookings Institution analysts Michael O'Hanlon and Ken Pollack on the progress of the surge strategy in Iraq.


  • What if we win?

    Most Democrats seem so invested in defeat in Iraq that they apparently have no "Plan B," which would be success.


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