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In Depth: Middle East and Kuwait

20 Jun 2013

US Double Standards on Human Trafficking

The Obama administration fails to condemn its allies for enabling human trafficking, but it's quick to condemn hostile regimes.
29 Apr 2013

Lessons Learned: The Iraq Invasion

The US failed to collaborate with opposition forces inside Iraq before the invasion and thus blundered into an occupation of a country of which we knew little.
28 Feb 2012

Battle for Bahrain: What One Uprising Meant for the Gulf States and Iran

Bahrain has become the Arab Spring’s “failed” revolution, but for the Sunni Gulf states and Shiite Iran, it has been part of a larger and ongoing battle for regional control.
1 Jun 2009

Dear Mr. President ... On Pirates

Lately, you’ve appeared to be a bit worried, tense, even bewildered. You need a way to relax and lighten up. You need a problem that’s not so darned grim, abstruse, and conundrum-packed. You need pirates.
14 Jul 2007

In Country

Michael J. Totten's blog By Michael J. Totten I finally made it to Baghdad and am scheduled to begin an embed with a unit in a couple of hours. Getting from the U.S. to Kuwait was a royal pain, but it was as luxurious as a stay in a palace compared w ...

20 Jun 2013

US Double Standards on Human Trafficking

The Obama administration fails to condemn its allies for enabling human trafficking, but it's quick to condemn hostile regimes.
4 Jul 2007

Iraq Trip Confirmed

Michael J. Totten's blog By Michael J. Totten My media embed with the United States military in Iraq is confirmed. I leave Monday for Kuwait. The first part of my trip in country will include Baghdad and Ramadi, ...

4 Jan 2010

Welcome to America

that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. ...

27 Sep 2009

Something is Rotten in the State of Egypt

that the first country to have a peace treaty with Jerusalem is no closer ...

11 Nov 2008

On My Way to Baghdad

repair”:http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2007/08/the-future-of-iraq.php. The country was still so “mind-bogglingly ...

18 Jul 2007

Welcome to Baghdad

machine. Certain areas are still extremely violent, but the country ...

26 Jun 2011