Author: Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy

Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy

Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy is 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.

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,...

Iraq

Neither Elections nor Nuclear Negotiations Will Change Iran’s Influen...

Defense & Security

The results of Iraq’s recent election and the government formation negotiations that have followed pose...

Iraq

Rethinking Ayatollah al-Sistani’s Power in Iraq

Politics & Governance

For better or worse, one cannot overstate the role of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a...

Iraq

Ugly Realities of Iraqi Democracy: Interference, Voting Irregularities, and...

As Iraq wrapped up its 5th parliamentary election since the 2003 invasion, certain mainstays of...

Iraq

Iran’s Proxies and Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Ideological Rhetoric...

Politics & Governance

Lacking demonstrable political or economic achievements, Iranian proxies in Iraq—both the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)...

Qatar

Qatar Eyes a Greater Regional Role in the Wake of the American Regional Dra...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As the United States scales back its commitments throughout the Middle East, its reliance on...

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