Iraq

Critical State

Civilian decision in conflict: Part I

Critical State takes a deep dive into one of the most fundamental choices civilians make in wartime: whether to stay in their homes and live under the control of an armed group that has conquered their city — or to abandon their homes and flee to somewhere they hope will be safer.

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UN head warns of 'a generational catastrophe'; Record temperatures in Iraq; Belarus' president aligns with Russia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday the world faces a "generational catastrophe" in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the largest disruption of education in history. Also, Iraq faces record heat levels that reached temperatures of 125 Fahrenheit in Baghdad. And, Belarus' president, Alexander Lukashenko, has pledged his allegiance to Russia.

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Germany has 'emergency brake' in case of virus surge, US shelves CDC guidelines; Iraq approves new government, prime minister

As Germany eases coronavirus restrictions, Merkel announced an "emergency brake" mechanism in case of a new surge. In Iraq, a new prime minister has taken office. Hunger among immigrants and refugees is another crisis facing the US. And as federal funds lag, Irish people step up to help Native American tribes. And, one stay-at-home trio has the tunes to get you through isolation. Finally, Andy Serkis offers an outlet for quarantine with a marathon reading of LOTR: "See, my precious, if we has it, then we can escape."

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Trump announces travel restrictions; US Congress limits president's war powers against Iran; SCOTUS takes on immigration-related cases

US President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions from Europe, as the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Also, The World is starting a new climate change solutions series, and we are looking to answer your questions. And, Living rooms filled with snowdrifts are a common sight in Vorkuta, Russia. Residents are desperate to leave the crumbling metropolis — but they are trapped in a post-Gulag city north of the Arctic Circle.

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Conflict & Justice

Using Food to Tell the Story of War

Annia Ciezadlo explores the relationship between food and war in her new book, "Day of Honey: a Memoir of Food, Love, and War." A correspondent in Iraq and Lebanon for seven years, Annia Ciezadlo says that preparing meals helped her report.

Taxi to the Dark Side

Director Alex Gibney and producer Donald Glascoff talk to Faith about their new film, Taxi to the Dark Side. It tells the story of the mysterious death of an Afghan taxi driver at the hands of US officials.

Arts, Culture & Media

Charles Ferguson

Faith talks to filmmaker Charles Ferguson about the aftermath of the war in Iraq and his Oscar-nominated documentary "No End in Sight."

Five years

Faith offers her thoughts on the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Faith moment

Faith shares her thoughts on the 4,000th American life lost in the Iraq War.

Global Politics

A.J. Rossmiller

Former Pentagon intelligence analyst A.J. Rossmiller talks about how office politics, disorganization and political meddling has undermined U.S. intelligence capabilities in the Iraq war.