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Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!
Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries) have not been easy. To...
Between Sanctions and Survival: Iraqi Sovereignty amidst...
Iraq has recently made ample evidence of the careful balancing act it must pursue between two strategic allies: Iran and the United States....
The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq
Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), which...
Iraq and Its Gulf Neighbors: Transforming Challenges into...
In recent months signs have emerged that the Gulf may be witnessing...
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...