Zaid al-Ali

Battle for Mosul

Mosul's civilian deaths: How the US destroyed Iraq

Successive US administrations have and always will be oblivious to the effect that they have had in Iraq.

Battle for Mosul

Battle for Mosul upends false Iraq narrative

Analysis: The success of Iraq's counterterrorism forces highlights deep public misconceptions about the war on ISIL.

Middle East

Can Iraq defeat ISIL without destroying Mosul?

Iraq's more determinant challenges will be to prevent the emergence of "al-Qaeda 3.0".