Iraqi President speaks of Political Conflicts

2021 Jan 02

The president of Iraq, Barham Salih, called for not to involve governmental employees....


Divided We Stand

2020 Oct 25

With America heading for one of the most fraught and potentially disastrous presidential elections in its history, it is difficult to see how such a deeply polarized ...


Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options

2020 Oct 01

Although halting the escalation of militia attacks on American personnel is crucial, simply evacuating the Baghdad embassy and downscaling the bilateral relationship would allow Iran to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.


The New Three-Dimensional Political Situation in Iraq: An Iraqi Point of View

2020 May 30

These developments come after important events in the political scene during the past two years. The most important of which is Irans loss of its soft power, which has long helped it win the Shiite street in Iraq.


COVID-19 will prolong conflict in the Middle East

2020 Apr 29

The COVID-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time for the Middle East. Since the U.S.-led international coalition secured the territorial defeat of ISIS three years ago, the region is still struggling to achieve lasting peace.


New American Military Tactics

2020 Mar 19

Journalists point of view


Will an attack on Turkish troops in Syria change the course of the war?

2020 Mar 02

The battle for Idlib is raising fears of a big-power conflict


How Deep Is Anti-Iranian Sentiment in Iraq?

2019 Nov 24

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.


Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show

2019 Oct 26

Tehran may be good at winning influence, but it is bad at ruling after that.


Russia Will Not Allow Turkey to Attack Syria, Sends in Troops to Front Lines

2019 Oct 16

Russia has warned it would prevent Turkey from attacking Syrian troops after the U.S. withdrew from a looming clash between rival ...


Much More Than a Border

2019 Sep 16

Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.


Where the Periphery Dominates

2019 Jul 21

After the defeat of the Islamic State, the balance of power in Iraqs Nineveh Governorate is changing.


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