Iraq

Geopolitics

The Regional Contest Over Iraq’s Electricity

Iraq has remained a contested geopolitical arena since the 2003 invasion. As Iran’s primacy in...

Geopolitics

The Egypt-Iraq-Jordan Partnership: Interests over Regional Rivalry

Over the past three years, a trilateral strategic partnership has emerged between Egypt, Jordan, and...

Society

Iraq’s Perennial Electricity Problem and its Implications for Social Stab...

The growing social unrest we see in Iraq today can be directly linked to the...

Energy Policy

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Careful Energy Diplomacy Informs its Stance on the Conf...

During his recent official visit to the UK, Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with...

Energy Policy

Latent Potential of the Iraqi Energy Sector

Iraq is one of the most important countries in terms of oil reserves and production,...

Defense & Security

Neither Elections nor Nuclear Negotiations Will Change Iran’s Influen...

The results of Iraq’s recent election and the government formation negotiations that have followed pose...

Politics & Governance

Rethinking Ayatollah al-Sistani’s Power in Iraq

For better or worse, one cannot overstate the role of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a...

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...

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