Articles by Dexter Filkins



Islam's Role in New Iraq Is Still Unclear

  • 15 February 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The razor-thin margin apparently captured by the Shiite alliance in election results announced Sunday seems almost certain to enshrine a weak government that will be unable to push through sweeping changes, such as granting Islam a central role in the new Iraqi state.

Secular Shiites Resisting Islamic Iraq

  • 11 February 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Adel Abdul Mahdi, one of the leading candidates to become the new Iraqi prime minister, recalled the day last year when he and other Iraqi leaders were summoned to the holy city of Najaf by the country's senior Shiite clerics.

Shiites Plan Secular Rule of Iraq

  • 25 January 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
With the Shiites on the brink of capturing power in Iraq for the first time, their political leaders say they have decided to put a secular face on the new Iraqi government they plan to form, relegating Islam to a supporting role.

U.S. Soldiers Wrap Iraqi Villages in Razor Wire

  • 09 December 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
As the guerrilla war against Iraqi insurgents intensifies, U.S. soldiers have begun wrapping entire villages in barbed wire.

Iraqi Police Will Be Trained in Hungary

  • 26 August 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Eager to have more Iraqis take responsibility for their country's security, U.S. officials are planning to ferry as many as 28,000 Iraqis to Eastern Europe for an intensive police training course.

Hussein's Son 'Carried Off $1Bln'

  • 07 May 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In the hours before U.S. bombs began falling on the Iraqi capital, one of President Saddam Hussein's sons and a close adviser carried off nearly $1 billion in cash from the country's Central Bank.

The Iraqis With the White Flags

  • 01 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The first Iraqis walked in from the plains at sunrise, a group of nomads with their camels in tow. Then came a young farmer, bearing a white flag.

Turkey to Resubmit Measure

  • 04 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Under intense U.S. pressure, Turkey's foreign minister indicated that his government would ask parliament to vote a second time on whether to allow U.S. troops to use the country as a base for a military attack against Iraq.

U.S., Turkey Discuss Iraqi Kurds

  • 10 February 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. diplomats are engaged in delicate negotiations here that could allow tens of thousands of Turkish soldiers to occupy part of northern Iraq behind an advancing American army, Turkish and Kurdish officials said.

Reviews: U.S. Tactics Kill Afghan Civilians

  • 22 July 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. air campaign in Afghanistan, based on a high-tech, out-of-harm's-way strategy, has produced a pattern of mistakes that have killed hundreds of Afghan civilians.

Karzai Relies on Charisma, Cash

  • 27 March 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
For a man occupying a post that has led almost inevitably in recent years to exile or execution, Hamid Karzai exudes a surprising confidence.

Town Rejoices as Taliban Flees

  • 14 November 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In this town just freed from the Taliban by Northern Alliance troops, the busiest spot was Amon's Barbershop, where men lined up to have their beards shaved off.

Clinton Pencils In Visit to Pakistan

North Korean's Death Linked to Pakistani Missiles