Can the new Iraqi Prime Minister save the country from its final disintegration?

After lengthy consultations with all the political blocs and factions within the Iraqi parliament, Iraq’s President, Fuad Masum, appointed Haider…

Iraq at the crossroads: what’s next?

At first glance, it seems there's a political lull in Iraq; however, this situation is ready to explode at any…

Caliphate: Forward into the Past

A flow of responses swept across the Middle East after the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the…

ISIS, Mosul: Christianity and its Christian Victims

Politicians in most countries present themselves as people of faith. Many genuinely are, but they present themselves as such not…

Iraq has finally found a president

After parliamentary elections in March 2014, Iraq has, for the longest time, failed in attempts to form a legislative and…

Kurds have intitated the separation process in Iraq

On July 3 the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani proposed the local parliament to hold a referendum on…

Iraq: Blowback Blackwater-Style

When we think about the term "blowback," we think of the rogues gallery of foreign mercenary forces the United States…

Iraq: a Bloody Fate and the Future

Special Russian Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikhail Bogdanov has recently stated, “Moscow…

On Iraq Crisis: The Plan to Re-make the Middle East

On June 15, 2014, former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, denied the accusation that the attack on Iraq in 2003…

Ahmad Chalabi: The Return Of The “Bad Penny”

An English expression refers to a "bad penny" as someone who keeps turning up and causing trouble no matter how…

Iraqi Kurdistan on a difficult road towards independence

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Set against the backdrop of complex geopolitical processes that are now taking place in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq,…

Iraq: Is it a Sunni-Shiite clash or a political conflict?

There are some political scientists and analysts who continue to view the current armed conflict in Iraq as a clash…

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