This December marks the two-year anniversary of the Arab Spring. And though it feels like the revolutions were ages ago, the revolution might not be over. Just look to Syria, and Egypt and even Tunisia.
Syria's civil war continues to wear on with both sides claiming huge gains in their effort to win control of the country. A former Syrian prime minister, Riad Hijab, however, went on TV and said the Syrian regime is collapsing.
Former insurgent tribal groups ('The Awakening') were once paid for their allegiance to the U.S., but starting today U.S. forces are going to stop paying these groups. The Iraqi army will hand out their pay packets instead. Will the alliance hold?
'The Hurt Locker' was undoubtedly the star of this year's Oscars, winning six awards, including Best Picture. The New York Times declared it the best American feature film yet about the war in Iraq. How true to life is the film?
Today we take a look at the Green Zone's future and legacy as American troops continue their withdrawal from Iraq, and whether the Green Zone needs to be dismantled in order for the country to have true sovereignty.
About a thousand Syrians crossed the northern border of the country into Turkey overnight. They are fleeing a possible assault from the Syrian Army. Hugh Sykes, from our partner the BBC, speaks with us from the border of Syria and Turkey.