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

Global Warming Afflicts Iraq, Promising Severe Consequences but Few Solutio...

Energy & Environment

When United Nations human rights chief Volker Turk visited southern Iraq on August 9, he...

Iraq

Failing the Future: The Abysmal Condition of Higher Education in Iraq

Politics & Governance

Iraq’s education system was once hailed as one of the best in the Middle East,...

Iran

The Costs and Consequences of Iran’s Brain Drain

Politics & Governance

The deteriorating conditions within Iran prompted many of its citizens to seek a better life...

Iraq

Systemic Failures in Iraqi Prisons Create Breeding Grounds for Extremism

Politics & Governance

The prisons of Iraq have maintained their abysmal pre-2003 reputation and serve as another indicator...

Iran

Iraq’s PMF Wants to Be Iran’s IRGC

Defense & Security

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in...

Iraq

Dictatorship Without a Dictator: Iraq 20 Years After the Invasion

Politics & Governance

Two decades after the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statues in Baghdad and the dawn of...

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...

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