Iraq

The nation of Iraq is building itself anew after the last of the US troops evacuated six months ago, but experts are saying that their wealth, which has created an invasion of shopping malls around the country, is subsidizing the public agenda.
Jul 5, 2012   The New York Times
Water policies in Syria and Turkey are draining the Euphrates River dry, and neighboring Iraq is feeling all the hurt from it.
Jul 20, 2009   The New York Times
The population is falling -- the population of U.S. troops stationed in Baghdad, that is.
Jul 4, 2009   The New York Times
Ninevah, one of the world's most endangered heritage sites, is deteriorating due to recent development and urban sprawl, say officials.
Mar 3, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
Officials in Baghdad are instituting a new program to sweep beggars off the city's streets -- a number that has risen sharply since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
Jan 13, 2009   Agence France Presse
The new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad embodies all of the negative connotations of the American presence in Iraq and provides an example of how not to build an embassy, according to Jonathan Glancey.
Jan 11, 2009   Guardian
For about a month, commuter rail has been rolling in Baghdad. Where once there was danger, now there are commuters.
Nov 24, 2008   Los Angeles Times
In the mid-1900s architect Le Corbusier designed a grand sports complex for Baghdad as part of the city's bid for the 1960 Olympics. That bid failed and the project was never built. Now, original drawings and designs are on display.
Oct 20, 2008   Building Design
<p>Daniel Reed, former Planning Director of Daytona Beach, is now the primary planner of Sadr City, 12 miles north of Baghdad.</p>
Jun 18, 2008   The Bay City Times
<p>Investors are moving forward with plans to build an amusement park in Baghdad, arguing the Iraqi capital is in dire need of entertainment facilities. Many worry that security concerns will disrupt those plans.</p>
Apr 24, 2008   The Times
<p>Robert Pollin &amp; Heidi Garrett-Peltier writing in <em>The Nation</em> show that the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq that could have been much more productively invested in public goods like sustainable infrastructure.</p>
Mar 18, 2008   The Nation