Battle for Mosul

How the US destroyed Iraq: On Mosul's civilian deaths

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

 Mosul's civilian deaths: How the US destroyed Iraq

Opinion

Should we be scared of Trump's drone reforms?

Trump's planned reforms on drone policy are problematic, but what he inherited from Obama was already concerning.

Rupert Stone

by Rupert Stone

Rupert Stone

Politics

Trump says Obama tapped his phones during campaign

US president takes to Twitter to accuse predecessor of spying on his communications, but does not provide evidence.

Politics

US Democrats elect Tom Perez as new leader

Ex-Obama administration official defeats Congressman Keith Ellison to become chair of party's administrative arm DNC.

Politics

Democrats prepare to elect new leader

Democratic National Committee to hold as many rounds of voting as it takes in Atlanta for new chairman to emerge.

Human Rights

Anti-Muslim groups 'tripled in US since Trump campaign'

Southern Poverty Law Center cites major rise in hate acts against Muslims since launch of presidential campaign in 2015.

Anti-Muslim groups 'tripled in US since Trump campaign'

Opinion

Obama and Black Lives Matter: An epilogue

Why Obama did not do enough for Black Lives Matter.

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

by Danielle Fuentes Morgan

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

Politics

Senior management team of US State Department resigns

Four leading department officials and country's border police chief quit posts under Donald Trump's administration.

Senior management team of US State Department resigns

Opinion

From war to more war

Experience tells us it matters little whether a liberal democrat or an autocratic republican sits in the White House.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

The Listening Post

Obama and the media: Freedom v unprecedented intrusion

Did the Obama administration deliver on its promise of openness in government and what legacy is left for journalists?

Empire

The Reckoning: From Obama to Trump

Marwan Bishara examines President Obama's legacy following Donald Trump’s victory and what this means for America.

Donald Trump

What has each US president left for their successor?

From military intervention and deportation to federal debt and foreign aid, how have recent presidents performed?

What has each US president left for their successor?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Obama: 'Moment may be passing' for two-state solution

Barack Obama's last news conference as US leader focuses on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia and Chelsea Manning.

Middle East

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay prisoners at US request

Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

UpFront

Barack Obama: The deporter-in-chief

Mehdi Hasan reveals how Obama's immigration policies have led to millions of deportations.