Iraq

Politics & Governance

Surprising Election Results and Assassination Attempt: What’s Next for Ir...

Nearly one month after the fifth parliamentary elections in Iraq, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi faced...

Ugly Realities of Iraqi Democracy: Interference, Voting Irregularities, and...

As Iraq wrapped up its 5th parliamentary election since the 2003 invasion, certain mainstays of...

Politics & Governance

Iran’s Proxies and Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Ideological Rhetoric...

Lacking demonstrable political or economic achievements, Iranian proxies in Iraq—both the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)...

Defense & Security

U.S.-Iran Clashes in Syria and Iraq: Exchange of Messages or Serious Escala...

On June 27, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. airstrikes to be carried out against facilities...

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,...

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