Iraq

Politics & Governance

Three Tests for the New Iraqi PM’s Reform Agenda

Though Iraq finally formed a government this October after more than a year of political...

Defense & Security

Women, Peace, and Security: Gulf Perspectives on Integration, Inclusiveness...

Executive Summary In recent years, governments in the Gulf have mobilized their resources and political...

Politics & Governance

The Impact of Water Insecurity on GuIf Countries’ SociaI Contracts: A...

Executive Summary This report examines water management policies and the political ramifications of water scarcity...

Politics & Governance

Iraq’s Absent Political Opposition

As a general rule, most nations are stronger and more stable when they have a...

Politics & Governance

Why Iraq’s Current Crisis is So Intractable

The political deadlock preventing the formation of a new Iraqi government has been characterized by...

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...

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