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.

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,...

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)...

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