Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops, Iraq is again in a state of crisis. In June, an extremist Islamic group swept through the north, taking control of Mosul, the second-largest city. And as tensions between Iraq’s ethnic and religious groups reach a boiling point, the very survival of the fractured country is at stake.
How did things get so bad? Cartoon journalist Andy Warner illustrates that the near-constant turmoil in Iraq isn’t as shocking as it might seem; the current struggle has deep roots in the nation’s embattled colonial past. Continue reading