Iraq urges extension of OPEC oil deal for another nine months

The Iraqi oil minister has repeated his call for an extension to a cap on global oil supplies and added that the deal would not...

Theresa May Makes Secret Visit to Iraq

Theresa May has become the first British prime minister to visit Iraq since 2008, touring a military base near Baghdad and holding talks...

Iraq president arrives in Kuwait for official visit

Iraqi President Fuad Masum and his accompanying delegation arrived in Kuwait today for an official visit during which they will hold talks...

Women’s rights are under threat in Iraq

Earlier this month, Iraq’s parliament received amendments to its constitution that — if approved — will fundamentally change Iraqi...

The Repercussions of the Kurdistan Referendum

The Repercussions of the Kurdistan Referendum — between the...

Iraqi forces captures last ISIS held town in Iraq

The Iraqi army retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group on Friday as the jihadists’ self-proclaimed...

Baghdad will cut Erbil’s share in 2018 federal budget

Iraq’s cabinet proposed on Sunday to slash the Kurdish share of the country’s revenue in the 2018 federal budget, a move that Kurdish...

Iran vying for leadership of Shi’ites in Iraq

A top Iranian Shiite cleric visited Najaf and his aim was to raise his profile as a replacement for Sistani. In early September, Ayatollah...

Kurds Reveal five-point Initiative for Dialogue with Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government has proposed a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic border crossing with Turkey, with the...

Iraq ‘to take control of Kurdistan border crossings’

The Iraqi military has said it is preparing to take control of the autonomous Kurdistan Region’s only border crossings with Turkey and...

Massoud Barzani to Step Down

From BBC, October 29, 2017. Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to step down as the region wrestles with Baghdad over independence....

America Never Understood Iraq

From The Atlantic, October 28, 2017, by Robert Ford. As the Kurdish crisis continues to spiral, a former diplomat laments a history of...