GIF’s Annual Forecast 2019

Gulf International Forum (GIF) presents our 2019 forecast. As the new year is upon us, please read GIF’s projections for what 2019 may...

Iraq’s New Government: Historic Opportunity for Reform in Iraq

The formation of Iraq’s recent government has to a large extent shaped a new ...

Congress Takes Aim at Pro-Iran Election Winners in Iraq

Congress is once again trying to reduce Iran’s influence in Iraq in a way that could jeopardize the country’s efforts to form a...

Protesters in Basra Storm Iranian Consulate as Deadly Demonstrations...

Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern city of Basra on Friday...

How US Sanctions on Iran will Harm Iraq’s Economy

In response to the new set of sanctions imposed by the United States...

Iraq Itching To Boost Oil Exports, Seize Iranian Market Share

Iraq is waiting in the wings, ready to increase its crude oil exports in anticipation of slipping Iranian oil exports waiting only on the...

60 years after Iraq’s 1958 July 14 Revolution

The black, white, and green tricolor flag emblazoned with the eight-point red star of Ishtar fluttered amongst the marchers. The flags waved...

Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Protests that started in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have since expanded...

Activists: Iraqi Police Arresting Protesters in the South

Iraqi security forces in the southern oil-rich province of Basra have started...

Iraq’s Sadr Announces Political Alliance with Pro-Iranian Bloc

Iraq’s Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has announced a surprise alliance with...

Cleric Sadr, in Surprise Comeback, Seems Set to Win Iraq Election

Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States...

Iraq Elections: Fractured Shia Forces Mean an Uncertain Outcome

Iraq’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for 12 May, will serve as the first national referendum since the defeat of Islamic State...