Iraq

Economy & Innovation

Unemployment Crisis in Iraq and Iran: A Chronic Dilemma for State and Society

Looking at pictures and video footage of last year’s protests in Iran and Iraq, one...

Politics & Governance

Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfik Allawi: Compromise or Status Quo?

When Iraqi protestors took to the streets in the closing months of 2019, they made...

Politics & Governance

Iraq Protesters Rally in Najaf After Deadly Clashes with Sadrists

Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Iraq‘s holy city of Najaf, returning...

Defense & Security

Iraq Says it Resumes Counter-Islamic State Operations with U.S.Coalition

Iraq’s military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic...

Politics & Governance

Violence Escalates in Iraq as Government Pushes to End Protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad...

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...