Iraq’s security crisis
by Ben Van Heuvelen
Iraq is in crisis: al-Qaida is resurgent, Shiite militias are mobilizing, and political leaders are polarized and dysfunctional. More than one in every 2,000 Iraqis has been either killed or injured in violence this year — the bloodiest since 2008. I’ve been writing and talking about it a lot these days, most recently with Warren Olney and a panel of Iraq-focused luminaries, on the NPR show To the Point. Have a listen.