Iraq

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...

Economy & Innovation

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 & Environment

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 & Environment

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...

Energy & Environment

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...

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