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In a photo taken this weekend, a soldier plays music while waiting to leave his post, south of Baghdad, for the U.S.

Dec. 14, 2011

After an emotionally and economically exhaustive eight-year war, President Obama will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this month. Laith Saud, an Iraqi-American who teaches Islamic world studies at DePaul University, reveals his thoughts on what Iraq’s future might look like in a region dramatically transformed by the Arab spring. And on Global Notes, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia present their picks for best album of the year.