Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi signaled last week that Iraq was ready to begin playing, once again, a significant role in the security and stability of the region.
Visiting Scholar, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
The Middle East is where Africa, Asia, and Europe meet, where the three Abrahamic religions were born, and where their holiest places are. It’s where the planet’s hydrocarbon resources are most abundant and accessible, and where the strategic lines of com
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
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.