Author: Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy

Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy

Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy is a Non-Resident Fellow at Gulf International Forum and a researcher focusing on Iraq, Iran, and Shia non-state armed groups. He holds a PhD from the Fletcher School-Tufts University and is the author of The Changing Ideology of Hezbollah, Palgrave 2020.

Iraq

Iraq’s Depreciated Currency Holds Consequences at Home and Abroad

Economy & Innovation

The steady devaluation of the Iraqi dinar against the U.S. dollar over the past three...

Iraq

Spinning Plates: Al-Sudani’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act

Geopolitics

After more than a year of political deadlock, Mohammed al-Sudani finally succeeded in forming a...

Iraq

Three Tests for the New Iraqi PM’s Reform Agenda

Politics & Governance

Though Iraq finally formed a government this October after more than a year of political...

Iran

Instability, Revolutions, and the Future of the Islamic Republic

Politics & Governance

The Iranian society is witnessing yet another wave of demonstrations against the regime in Iran,...

Iraq

Iraq’s Absent Political Opposition

Politics & Governance

As a general rule, most nations are stronger and more stable when they have a...

Iran

Taliban Afghanistan: A Double-Edged Victory for Iran

Defense & Security

Many Iranian officials celebrated the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a momentous strategic victory. One...

GCC

The Regional Contest Over Iraq’s Electricity

Geopolitics

Iraq has remained a contested geopolitical arena since the 2003 invasion. As Iran’s primacy in...

KSA

Biden in Jeddah: Pursuing U.S.-Saudi-Israeli Alignment

U.S. – Gulf Policy

President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia, has put...

Iran

Iran: Winning Abroad While Losing at Home

Geopolitics

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s foreign policy has relied on supporting allied and proxy...

Iraq

Iraq’s Perennial Electricity Problem and its Implications for Social Stab...

Society

The growing social unrest we see in Iraq today can be directly linked to the...

Iran

The Iran Nuclear Deal and World Energy Markets

Energy Policy

The revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the “P5+1” powers, if all...

Iraq

Latent Potential of the Iraqi Energy Sector

Energy Policy

Iraq is one of the most important countries in terms of oil reserves and production,...

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