In this first-ever biography of the religious leader many predict will take over Iraq after the Americans leave, Patrick Cockburn, one of the most respected correspondents in the Middle East, provides a dramatic look at a man Paul Bremer denounced as a "Bolshevik Islamist."
A new civil war may be looming in Iraq as American-backed Iraqi government forces battle Shiite militiamen for control of Basra and parts of Baghdad.
Ahmadinejad's unprecedented trip to Baghdad demonstrates his nation's influence on its neighbor since the fall of Saddam.
A quartet of new books provides an inside look at Pakistan's nuclear smuggling network and how it flourished. A sordid tale of how the United States simultaneously acted as an enabler for the construction of the "Islamic Bomb" and coddled the Islamists who might one day control it.