In Iraq, the restoration of the shattered Mosque of the Golden Dome brings together Sunnis and Shiites in an unlikely alliance
January 2009 | By Joshua Hammer
Near Mosul, War Has Helped and Hindered Efforts to Excavate the 1,400-Year-Old Dair Mar Elia Monastery
September 16, 2008 | By James Foley
No one was prepared for the pillaging of Baghdad's Iraq Museum in 2003, but a fast-thinking Marine officer Col. Matthew Bogdanos, improvised an investigation—and helped recover thousands of stolen antiquities
February 2008 | By Robert M. Poole
The Soviet Union was a puzzle. Al Qaeda is a mystery. Why we need to know the difference
June 2007 | By Gregory F. Treverton
The effort to restore the Marsh Arabs' traditional way of life in southern Iraqvirtually eradicated by Saddam Hussein faces new threats.
October 2006 | By Joshua Hammer
Ben Block spoke with Josh about Iraq and reporting in dangerous regions of the world.
October 01, 2006 | By Ben Block
Shaped by persecution, tribal strife and an unforgiving landscape, Iraq's Kurds have put their dream of independence on hold-for now
December 2005 | By Andrew Cockburn
From gleeful schoolkids to a literary scholar who loves Humphrey Bogart, a photographer captures a reawakening but still wary city
February 2004 | By Lois Raimondo
For nearly a century, the nation's 15 million Shiite Muslims have been denied access to political power. How their demands are met in the months to come could well determine Iraq's future
December 2003 | By Andrew Cockburn
As archaeologists worldwide help recover looted artifacts, they worry for the safety of the great sites of early civilization.
June 2003 | By Andrew Lawler
Ever since Britain carved the nation out of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the land long known as Mesopotamia has been wracked by instability
May 2003 | By Jonathan Kandell