Iraq

Politics & Governance

Corruption and Illicit Trade are Ravaging Iraq’s Borders

As Iraq continues to experience sociopolitical strife and economic struggles, there remains a growing urgency...

Energy Policy

China’s Unsuccessful Swoop Into the Iraqi Oil Sector: (Not) the End of th...

COVID-19 and collapsed oil prices have dealt a severe blow to Iraq’s economy, where approximately...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Erbil Rocket Attack: Is the U.S.-Iran Conflict Escalating Again?

After several months of relative calm, tensions in Iraq have once again transformed the country...

Politics & Governance

Iraq and its Multiple Crises: Is Baghdad at its Tipping Point?

Following the resignation of Abdul Mahdi’s government in November 2019, the Iraqi parliament voted in...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

A Withdrawal of the U.S. Embassy from Baghdad Could Destabilize Iraq

Following an escalation of violence against U.S. forces and diplomats in Iraq, Secretary of State...

Politics & Governance

An Evolving Iraqi National Identity Emerges

Since Baghdad announced the defeat of ISIS three years ago, Iraqis have been forming a...

Politics & Governance

To Assert Iraqi State Authority, New PM Challenges Iran Backed Militias

A few weeks after his appointment on May 7 as the Prime Minister of Iraq,...

Economy & Innovation

Unemployment Crisis in Iraq and Iran: A Chronic Dilemma for State and Socie...

Looking at pictures and video footage of last year’s protests in Iran and Iraq, one...

Politics & Governance

Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfik Allawi: Compromise or Status Quo?

When Iraqi protestors took to the streets in the closing months of 2019, they made...

Politics & Governance

Iraq Protesters Rally in Najaf After Deadly Clashes with Sadrists

Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Iraq‘s holy city of Najaf, returning...

Defense & Security

Iraq Says it Resumes Counter-Islamic State Operations with U.S.Coalition

Iraq’s military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic...

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