Iraq

Politics & Governance

Abdulmehdi’s Resignation: Scratching the Surface of Reform

After two months of protests that have resulted in the deaths of roughly 400 protestors...

Geopolitics

Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!

Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries)...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Between Sanctions & Survival: Iraqi Sovereignty amidst U.S.–Iranian Competition

Iraq has recently made ample evidence of the careful balancing act it must pursue between...

Defense & Security

The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq

Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to...

Politics & Governance

Iraq and Its Gulf Neighbors: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

In recent months signs have emerged that the Gulf may be witnessing...

GIF’s Annual Forecast 2019

Gulf International Forum (GIF) presents our 2019 forecast. As the new year is upon us,...

Politics & Governance

Iraq’s New Government: Historic Opportunity for...

The formation of Iraq’s recent government has to a large extent shaped a new ...

Congress Takes Aim at Pro-Iran Election Winners in Iraq

Congress is once again trying to reduce Iran’s influence in Iraq in a way that...

Protesters in Basra Storm Iranian Consulate as Deadly Demonstrations Rage

Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern city of Basra on Friday...

How US Sanctions on Iran will Harm Iraq’s Economy

In response to the new set of sanctions imposed by the United States...

Iraq Itching To Boost Oil Exports, Seize Iranian Market Share

Iraq is waiting in the wings, ready to increase its crude oil exports in anticipation...

Politics & Governance

60 years after Iraq’s 1958 July 14 Revolution

The black, white, and green tricolor flag emblazoned with the eight-point red star of Ishtar...

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