Politics

The Assassination of Haiti’s President Provides more Questions than Answers

2021-07-23

The murder of Haiti’s President Moise seems to be something out of a novel. It has the intrigue of a Fredrick Forsyth novel and the complexity of an Agatha Christie murder. It has Americans, Columbians, and Venezuelans involved....

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Sunni to Relinquish Parliamentary Speaker in exchange for Presidency

2021-06-07

A political source in Iraq confirmed Sunni’s pursuit to obtain the country’s president position.

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America, China, and Taiwan - A Potential Tinderbox?

2021-03-23

At a time when Chinese American relations are at their lowest ebb since the Tiananmen Square Crisis, the US and China met in Alaska to try to resolve some of their issues, which include trade...

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Iraqi President speaks of Political Conflicts

2021-01-02

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

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Emir’s Death Leaves Kuwait Vulnerable to Gulf Rivals

2020-10-03

From family competition and parliamentary rumblings to potential friction with various neighbors, the oil-rich U.S. ally may face a challenging transition.

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Can Lebanon’s Fires Be Put Out?

2020-09-05

The blasts that ripped through Beirut’s historic port could hardly have come at a worse time, as the city struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis...

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Divisions in Iraqi Kurdistan Are Costing the United States a Reliable Partner

2020-08-03

If Kurdish leaders do not find a way to get beyond petty squabbles and into governing, they will be unable to pull the KRI out of its current nosedive or put their relationship with Washington on more solid ground.

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All Fall Down

2020-07-29

Today, four of the five pillars that had sustained Lebanon are collapsing, creating fears for the future.

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Years of Terror: From Al-Qaeda to ISIS

2020-07-16

The book consists of 45 articles, a conclusion, and a number of the authors tweets extensively collected to shed light on terrorist actions in

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Iraq's Silver Lining Amid the Pandemic

2020-07-08

Iraqs military responses to the coronavirus pandemic are diverse: creating more tension in Shia civil-military relations, building trust in Sunni civil-military relations, and pushing the government to emphasize sovereignty over externally fueled partisan

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Scientific conference on Coronavirus and its psychological, social and political effects

2020-07-04

The scientific conference entitled (Coronavirus and its psychological, social, and political effects) was launched on Wednesday.

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

2020-05-30

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.

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Disengaged of shrine brigades from the Popular Mobilization Authority (PMA): other factions fears

2020-05-28

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

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Iran is retreating from the Iraqi political scene

2020-05-23

Under pressure, the Islamic Republic is reassessing its strategy and telling allied factions that Tehran will mostly leave politics to the Iraqis

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On Third Try, a New Government for Iraq

2020-05-13

The new Iraqi prime minister has several daunting tasks. Not only must he navigate the politics that delayed his cabinet...

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Post-uprising Iraq: New Players and New Realities

2020-03-29

The past several days have witnessed a great deal of political movement in Iraq as a result of the countrys remarkable current situation. As usual, the actions of Iraq

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How Would You Explain the Recent Spate of Arrests in Saudi Arabia?

2020-03-28

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

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The relationship between Iraq and the US is in danger of collapse. That can’t happen.

2020-03-23

It would a tragic shame if it ended. For Iraqis, the American presence is hugely beneficial as a counterweight to Iran and ISIS. Americans are also helpful with Iraqi internal politics—especially in regard to sectarian divisions in the security forces

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Iraq has a new prime minister. What next?

2020-03-23

Iraq has a new prime minister-designate, almost three weeks after the previous nominee — Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi — failed to secure parliamentary approval for his cabinet.

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Policy Action for a Healthy Global Economy

2020-03-18

The case for a coordinated and synchronized global fiscal stimulus is becoming stronger by the hour.

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Iraq's president tasks Adnan al-Zurfi with forming a new government

2020-03-17

Zurfi, a former governor of Najaf and one-time official in the US occupation, will have 30 days to form a government

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Super Tuesday Election Results Shake Up Democratic Nomination Race

2020-03-09

here is an old political adage that says, “a week is an eternity in politics.” That adage was no truer than this week. A week ago, Vice President Biden’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination seemed dead.

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The Middle East and North Africa over the next decade: Key challenges and policy options

2020-03-03

MENA POLICYMAKERS MUST LAUNCH A NEW GOVERNANCE REFORM AGENDA

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A European Strategy Is Missing in Action

2020-03-02

While the single market is a valuable asset, it cannot be Europes sole frame of reference. To become an effective strategic actor, the EU must make the most of all of the tools at its disposal, and that requires developing a compelling strategic vision an

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