Listen to our pick of insightful programmes as background to the Iraq crisis.
Edward Stourton interviews Iraq's Ambassador to the United States
BBC Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins on the background to the Sunni-Shia divide
Writer and broadcaster John Kampfner looks at the global consequences of war in Iraq.
Chris Parry uses the US Army's oral history archive to tell the history of the Iraq war.
Tarek Osman traces the characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world.
Tony Blair says the intervention in Iraq could have been better.
BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes returns to Iraq ten years after the US-led invasion.
Alistair Cooke discusses the resignation of the US chief weapons inspector, Dr David Kay.
Tarek Osman examines the rise of Islamism from the 1970s to the 1990s.
An Iraqi doctor remembers serving in one of the longest wars of the 20th Century.
Kevin Connolly reports on violence in Iraq as the country prepares for elections.
Anne McElvoy with Richard Evans, Malu Halasa, Scott Anderson and Ali Allawi.
Iraqi interpreters were offered a new life in the UK for their help. What did they get?
Global correspondents read between the lines, presented by Kate Adie.
Story-telling from around the world.
Sunday morning religious news and current affairs. Iraq, the World Cup and young Muslims.
Tarek Osman explores the rise and fall of Arab nationalism.
Tarek Osman examines the build up to the Arab Spring, as two worlds collide.
A portrait of life in Iraq through the story of its international gateway.
BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes returns to Iraq, ten years after the US-led invasion.