The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream
The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Europeans strategic thinking about China – already shifting because of three developments – past the tipping point. After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties, Europeans suddenly realize that they have become dan
A Chronicle of a Lost Decade Foretold
Many on the left still cling to the hope that the COVID-19 crisis will translate into the use of state power on behalf of the powerless. But those in authority have never hesitated to harness government intervention to the preservation of oligarchy...
The New Three-Dimensional Political Situation in Iraq: An Iraqi Point of View
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.
Disengaged of shrine brigades from the Popular Mobilization Authority (PMA): other factions fears
The PMF units was created in 2014 following a fatwa, or religious call to action, from Sistani, to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) after its occupation of large areas in northwestern Iraq. At the begging, all of the PMF units are armed groups following Al