1. The Paradox of Colin Powell Opinion, October 21

    He was Black and Republican, a soldier and a diplomat — and his life holds a particular message for a nation whose democracy is increasingly in peril.

  2. The Life and Career of Colin Powell The Daily, October 19

    Across three presidencies, he served as America’s top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser.

  3. Powell said that backing the war in Iraq was a ‘blot’ on his record. U.S., October 18

    As secretary of state, he reluctantly supported President George W. Bush’s push to invade Iraq after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  4. After Iraqi Election, a Shiite Leader Emerges as an Unlikely U.S. Ally World, October 16

    The U.S. once threatened to kill Muqtada al-Sadr as his militia battled occupying forces. Now, the powerful cleric is helping Washington by keeping Iran at bay.

  5. Iraq Says It Arrested a Leading Islamic State Figure World, October 12

    One of the most senior ISIS leaders ever to be taken alive is now reported to be in custody. The U.S. had offered a reward of up to $5 million for his capture.

  6. In Iraq Election, Shiite Cleric Who Fought U.S. Strengthens Power World, October 11

    Results showed the party of Muqtada al-Sadr making the biggest gains in a vote that could help shape Iraq’s direction and its relationship with both the United States and Iran.

  7. Iraqis’ Frustration Over Broken Promises Keeps Voter Turnout Low World, October 10

    Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections that were called a year early in response to anti-government protests.

  8. Behind the Scenes of the Events of Jan. 6 Opinion, October 7

    John Eastman, a lawyer who advised Donald Trump, and others discuss Jan. 6. Also: A non-coup pledge; missing Yazidis; clerical celibacy; taxing the ultrarich.

  9. In Iraqi Elections, Guns and Money Still Dominate Politics World, October 7

    Iraqis vote Sunday in parliamentary elections called a year early, after huge anti-government protests. Most parties are appealing to voters on the basis of religious, ethnic or tribal loyalty.

  10. 3,000 Yazidis Are Still Missing. Their Families Know Where Some of Them Are. World, October 3

    Seven years after they were captured by the Islamic State, some members of the Iraqi religious minority are still being held captive by fighters in Syria. Others are with families of ISIS militants.

  11. Talk of Iraq Recognizing Israel Prompts Threats of Arrest or Death World, September 29

    A conference promoting normalization, organized by a little-known American group, prompted a furor, pointing to the volatility and danger in Iraqi politics.

  12. Women Enslaved by ISIS Say They Did Not Consent to a Film About Them World, September 26

    The acclaimed documentary “Sabaya” portrays the rescue of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by the Islamic State terrorist group. But many of the traumatized women said they never agreed to be in the film.

  13. Its Missiles Did Little Damage, but Iran Has More Potent Weapons Foreign, January 8

    Drones, militants and hackers: Iran has an array of stealthier and more effective options if hostilities escalate.

  14. The Day After War Begins in Iran Op Ed, January 6

    The outpouring of grief for Qassim Suleimani is the country’s first act of retaliation.

  15. Did the Killing of Qassim Suleimani Deter Iranian Attacks, or Encourage Them? Foreign, January 4

    U.S. officials have justified the assassination as retribution for the general’s actions and as deterrence of future American deaths. The big strategic implications can get lost, though.

  16. Oil Prices Jump, and Stocks Slide, After U.S. Kills Iranian General Business, January 3

    Analysts warned that the airstrike on an Iranian commander raised the prospect of volatility in Iran and Iraq, two major oil producers.

  17. An Army Veteran Comes to Terms With Not Having PTSD Magazine, May 31

    A reminder that popular tropes and easy assumptions about how trauma affects people often do not fit, and we all still have much to learn.

  18. The Secret Death Toll of America’s Drones Editorial, March 30

    President Trump is making it harder to know how many civilians the government kills by remote control.

  19. Scores of Holiday Revelers Killed as Overloaded Ferry Sinks in Iraq Foreign, March 21

    The vessel, carrying Iraqis celebrating the Kurdish New Year, sank in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 94 people.