Japan's clean aesthetic hid the ugly mess of war

Art Jul 28, 2015

Japan's clean aesthetic hid the ugly mess of war

by John L. Tran

Why would anybody want to go to war? For some of us it's incomprehensible. For others, there will be circumstances that make war justifiable — or even desirable. History tells us that the former demographic is usually added to by members of the latter, who ...

Islamic State's Iraq  propaganda blitz takes to widescreen TV

World Jun 15, 2015

Islamic State's Iraq propaganda blitz takes to widescreen TV

Islamic State militants have set up giant television screens in the Iraqi city of Ramadi and are using them to proclaim that they will seize more Iraqi territory after capturing the provincial capital last month, residents said. Efforts by the Sh'ite Muslim-led government and its ...

World Apr 17, 2015

Iran general's Iraq battlefield clout unsettling: Abadi

Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that he welcomed Iranian assistance in Iraq's battle against Islamic State but suggested unease with the prominence of a top Iranian general, who has been widely seen in photos from Iraq's battlefields. Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's ...