Juan Cole / TruthdigOct 28, 2019
As the terrorist's killing is lauded, it's worth recalling he was in U.S. custody when he began organizing what would become the Islamic State. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / Informed CommentNov 11, 2018
While Trump is in Paris to commemorate the end of World War I, we should learn from that bloody episode that, among other things, we cannot credit politicians who promise us a short, glorious war. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Robert Scheer / TruthdigNov 9, 2018
Alexandria Bombach discusses her documentary, "On Her Shoulders," the Yazidi people, and the challenges of telling the story of Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Nadia Murad (pictured). Dig deeper ( 17 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigOct 16, 2018
Director Alexandria Bombach tells Truthdig how she avoided exploiting her subject's traumatic past in making her new documentary, “On Her Shoulders.” Dig deeper ( 14 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / Informed CommentMay 23, 2018
The secretary of state's speech on Iran lays out a wide range of Iranian behavior he would like to change, and specifies harsh U.S. financial sanctions as his instrument. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Josh Lederman / The Associated PressApr 5, 2018
The president pushes for a quick military withdrawal, abandoning plans to stabilize the country and prevent Islamic State from re-emerging. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / Informed CommentApr 1, 2018
"... [W]e’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. ... Let the other people take care of [Syria] now," President Trump declares during a speech in Ohio on infrastructure. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / Informed CommentFeb 11, 2018
The Trump administration is reportedly going into the Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait with no plans to help pay for the effort. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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