Iraq

Iraq: Things are not Entirely Peaceful in Baghdad

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Last month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi convened a conference that he said would give people hope in the “turbulent” political system that emerged following the 2003 US invasion and overthrow of former President Saddam Hussein. “We call on all political forces and parties to defend the interests of the country, avoid discussions of violence, and stop political defamation…

How the US and Great Britain Instigate Coups Nowadays

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Recently, the United States and Britain, actively using the propaganda tools that they possess, have increasingly begun to accuse Russia and China of interfering in their domestic affairs and election campaigns, and of effectively preparing coups in these countries. However, apart from making proclamatory statements, neither Washington nor London has…

Biden Failed to Drive a Wedge between Iran and Iraq

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The air strikes inflicted by the US Air Force on February 25 in the Syrian regions bordering Iraq, and the consequences these actions taken by President Joe Biden will have, are raising many questions in many countries across the world. John Kirby, who is the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, at a briefing for journalists on February 26 pointed…

Iraq is Rearming

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In addition to the forced withdrawal of the US military from the country, as demanded by the Iraqi authorities and people, the other most popular topic of recent active discussion among Iraqis is the large-scale military parade held on January 6 in Baghdad in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Iraqi Armed Forces. As emphasized in a statement from the Prime Minister…

The Tragic Phase of US Reign in Iraq Coming to an End?

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Driven by the demands of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from American military intervention, the US eventually had to reduce its military presence in these countries, leaving 2,500 troops in each country. Trying to “save the face of the US”, whose artificial peacekeeping mask was torn off by the population of these countries and the international community a long time ago…

Iraqi People are Forcing Washington to Withdraw its Troops

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The million-strong protests that took place in Iraq on the anniversary of the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis along with 8 other people in a January 3, 2020 US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq became the latest breeding ground for the rise…

Iraq is Forcing the US to Leave

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The situation in Iraq, torn apart by US armed aggression, continues to deteriorate in recent months, confirming the complete fiasco of US policy in the country. For years Iraqis have been clamoring for reform in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, namely ending corruption, improving services and expanding job opportunities, as well as a slew of increasingly anti-American slogans.  Although the authorities…

US Policies in Iraq — Another Fiasco

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After US policies in Afghanistan failed, Washington has been facing similar difficulties in Iraq, a country that has been ravaged by conflicts, which began with the US-led intervention. The New Eastern Outlook has, on more than occasion, pointed out that dissatisfaction felt among the Iraqi populace about the presence, since 2003, of coalition, particularly US forces…

Troop Withdrawal from Iraq isn’t an ‘American Retreat’

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The US president is reportedly in talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister to bring the current level of US troops in Iraq down to the level of 2015. This change will see troop number coming down from the current 5200 to about 3500, indicating a US ‘drawdown’ from Iraq following the Iraqi parliament’s resolution to force all US troops out of the country. While, on…

Iraq’s ‘Pro-US’ Kadhimi Can’t Bring an anti-Iran Shift

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Ever since the US invasion, Iraq’s political system has been anything but stable. For a country like Iran, which eyes the US-occupied Iraq as a US proxy ground, the imperative of preventing the use of Iraqi territory against itself holds premier significance. Therefore, Iranian imperative and the nature of its interests demand a kind of presence in Iraq…

The Battle for Iraq is Intensifying

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The political, economic, and overall situation in Iraq continues to decline, forcing not only local authorities, but foreign players in this country torn apart by armed US aggression, to actively search for ways to bring it into at least something resembling order. Discontent among the population at the presence of coalition and, above all others, American forces, which have…

US Middle East Wars Far from Over

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Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony. Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion near Tehran, and the current Iraqi Prime Minister’s decision to round up leaders of Iranian-backed…


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