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…

Iraq: American “democracy” and Bedouin democracy

The latest events in Iraq have shined a spotlight on the unseemly role that Washington played when it threw all…

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