Rasha Al Aqeedi
Iraq
Mosul, before and after the minaret’s destruction (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
Mosul Mourns Its Minaret, Sort Of

Al-Hadba‘a, the Hunchback Minaret adjoining the al-Nuri Mosque, gave Mosul its famous sobriquet. Destroyed by the Islamic State, the iconic monument is now being remembered for what it never was.

Iraq and Ruin
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
The Once and Future Mosul

The city may soon be freed from the Islamic State, but it won’t be easy to govern afterward. Foreigners—and even Iraqis—had better study its complexities.

The Middle East
“A painting of Fatema Mernissi using Arabica coffee” by Yemeni artist Seba al-Afif
The Trespasser

Remembering Fatema Mernissi, a woman on a mission to redefine boundaries for women in the Muslim world.

Middle East Aflame
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Caliphatalism?

An Iraqi exile eavesdrops on life in her old hometown of Mosul.

Via Meadia Icon
Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
KRGexit

Pretty much everyone: Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors threaten devastating responses as Kurds head to the polls.

higher ed in turmoil

An NYT op-ed proposes that rioters ought to be granted control over what events may and may not be held on college campuses.

Oh Snap

Is Shinzo Abe repeating the mistakes of Theresa May?

Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service