As Mideast turmoil spreads, a professor of international affairs says we are witnessing changing interpretations of religion and “a struggle over which interpretations have authority over whom.” More
Read extended interviews with WASHINGTON POST correspondent Anthony Shadid about the upcoming Iraqi elections and the role of religion in Iraqi society.
The new governing council in Iraq met this week, a first step toward creating a constitution and holding elections. The council includes representatives of all the country’s major religious and regional groups. But on the ground, U.S. forces continue to take casualties almost every day. More