Freedom Monument in Baghdad, commissioned after the 1958 revolution by General Abd al-Karim Qasim and designed by architect Jawad Salim. Photo: Hammody.90/ Openverse
Middle East Wars

Reflections on the 2003 US Invasion of Iraq

by Hayat Imam At the 2004 White House Correspondents Ball, President George W. Bush mimed a massive search for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), looking under tables and chairs and muttering to himself: “The WMD have got to be here somewhere…” The audience dutifully laughed, […]

Iraq 20 Years Later

A Conversation with Jamal Al-Tahir, an Iraqi Living in Moscow On the 20th anniversary of the start of the US war against Iraq on March 19, 2003, MAPA is privileged to present a talk with Jamal Al-Tahir, a retired Iraqi engineer who is now lives […]

Where do you live?

Where Do You Live?

CREATIVE DIALOGUE BETWEEN IRAQI AND AMERICAN WOMEN New works in poetry, theater, visual art, and film > Elham Nasser Al-Zubaidy & Amy Merrill > Hanaa Mohammed & Jennifer Jean > Thawra Yousif Yaqoub & Letta Neely Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Sunday, March […]

Middle East Wars

9/11 and “just war”

by Kathie Malley-Morrison As the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. approaches, we suggest that you review the principles of just war described here by Dr. Michael Corgan. Then consider: Can the extremists who made the attacks in 2001 justify them based on just war […]

Middle East Wars

The Truth about Torture

by Annika Lof A Case against Torture and Discussion of Alfred McCoy’s “In the Shadows of the American Century Torture has always been a difficult issue to confront directly and honestly. Hiding its brutality behind the rhetorical mask of “enhanced interrogation” that causes “no long-term […]