Quote Of The Day: A Message To All The Gertrude Bell Wannabes In Washington

 “We reject this decision.” – Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki, responding to the recent non-binding U.S. Senate resolution calling for the creation of separate Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish federal regions.   More from the LA Times,  noting the resolution “has backfired in Baghdad, where...

Revisiting Paris 1919

The other night Kyle expressed (lukewarm) support for Joe Biden’s (non-binding) partition resolution, which was “overwhelmingly endorsed” by the Senate 75-23, including 26 Republican votes. Others aren’t so hot on the idea. Toby Dodge, consulting senior fellow for the Middle East at...