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Conflict & Justice

Your questions answered: What is going on in Iraq?

The situation in Iraq is complex, with sects and factions battling for territory and control. It can be hard to follow, and we've gotten a lot of questions from listeners about the reality on the ground. So we invited Los Angeles Times correspondent Nabih Bulos to take your questions in a live Q&A on our Facebook page.

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Global Politics

History of Iraq part II: the rise of Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq in 1979. His rule was ruthless, his politics totalitarian, and his relations with neighboring countries notorious. Jeb Sharp chronicles Saddam Hussein's rise to power and the brutal tactics and clan politics he employed to stay there until his fall in April 2003.

Conflict & Justice

Your questions answered: What is going on in Iraq?

The situation in Iraq is complex, with sects and factions battling for territory and control. It can be hard to follow, and we've gotten a lot of questions from listeners about the reality on the ground. So we invited Los Angeles Times correspondent Nabih Bulos to take your questions in a live Q&A on our Facebook page.