Iraq

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...

Politics & Governance

Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Protests that started in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have since expanded...

Activists: Iraqi Police Arresting Protesters in the South

Iraqi security forces in the southern oil-rich province of Basra have started...

Iraq’s Sadr Announces Political Alliance with Pro-Iranian Bloc

Iraq’s Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has announced a surprise alliance with...

Cleric Sadr, in Surprise Comeback, Seems Set to Win Iraq Election

Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States...

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