Iraq

Defense & Security

US Military Resumes Operations Against the Islamic State Group in Iraq

The U.S. military is resuming operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and is working...

Defense & Security

Rockets Hit Iraq Military Base Near Baghdad Amid US-Iran Tensions

At least four Iraqi soldiers have been wounded when several rockets slammed into an Iraqi...

Defense & Security

Germany Cuts Troop Numbers in Iraq After Soleimani Killing

Germany is moving some of its military personnel from Iraq to neighboring countries over security...

Politics & Governance

Between a Divided Parliament and Determined Protestors...

Two weeks after the Iraqi Parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister (PM) Adil Abdulmehdi,...

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...

Politics & Governance

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)...

Defense & Security

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,...

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...