Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi traveled this week to Tehran to confer with Iranian officials. Mr. Al-Kadhimi’s first official trip abroad was meant to come on the heels of a visit to Saudi Arabia.
Iraq’s political instability continues as Iraqi politicians attempt to cobble together a governing coalition acceptable to all parties.
As the world awaits the next chapter in the US-Iran saga, Iraq finds itself between a rock and a hard place. Given Iraq;s reliance on U.S. security assistance, Iraqi government officials have been hard-pressed to take any concrete actions regarding the U.S.
News of last week’s targeted killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), along with Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Deputy Commander Abu Mahdi Al Muhandis, continues to create r
Last month, Iraqi Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi agreed to step down as protests against his government continued to claim the lives of hundreds of protesters.
News of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State, has sparked debate across the region about the consequences of his demise.