Hope fading for the reconstruction of the Iraqi state


The new Iraqi state established in 2003-05 with the help of the US administration has now split into three enclaves (Shia Arabs, Sunni Arabs and KurdsDahJTkfw, and failed to resist the invasion of radical Islamist groups in the western and north-western…

The Kurds, the Turkmen and the Great Middle Eastern unravelling


As Iraq struggles against Daesh, ethno-sectarian tensions in northern Iraq threatens to throw off the country’s tentative national alliance against radicalism. Eaten away by religious bias, and deep-seated ethnic rancour Iraq stands now to lose…

Will Tony Blair Be Ever Brought to Justice?


Once the international tribunal delivered its verdict for the former President of Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadzic, Western political and media circles have been ecstatic. The verdict was greeted with particular enthusiasm by UK Prime Minister…

Will Obama Murder One Million Iraqis Simply to Steal their Oil?


Has the Obama Administration found the perfect crime that it thinks will allow it to finally grab the vast Iraqi oil riches while no one realizes what’s going on? If what I feel is building up in recent weeks over…

Is ISIS a Scam?


Recent revelations inside Iraq have exposed ISIS. They don’t exist, simple as that, not across Iraq, not in Mosul, not in control of any oil regions, not in any way remotely resembling what the world has been told. The real “ISIS,” more recently…

Erbil: Western Propaganda and Two Parallel Realities


I thought about writing this essay when I was working in Iraqi Kurdistan, not far from the city of Mosul, one of the areas overrun by ISIS. Since my last visit at the end of 2014, the entire…

As the Independence Referendum of Iraqi Kurdistan Approaches


The leader of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, has announced the appropriate conditions for Iraqi Kurds to hold an independence referendum…

Disintegration of Iraq Will Take Days Now


As the international community was absorbed by the rapidly changing situation in Syria, where government forces are finally getting an upper hand, the situation in Iraq has slipped the attention of the better part of geopolitical analysts. The rapid…

Face It, Iraqi Kurds are ISIS


Kurdistan, the partially self-governing region of Iraq, the one fighting ISIS so bravely is, as it turns out, very much a part of ISIS. ISIS couldn’t survive without the Kurds, the primary source of ISIS oil, their business partners, their transportation…

Creating Sunnistan: Foreign Affairs Calls for Syria and Iraq to be Balkanized


On the 29th of November, 2015, Foreign Affairs – the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFRDahJTkfw – published an article titled: Divide and Conquer in Syria and Iraq; Why the West Should Plan for a Partition

McCain is Playing Chicken With Baghdad


According to the Iraq Press Agency, the head of the Iraqi parliamentary bloc Irada, Hannan al-Fetlaui stated that up to 100,00 foreign troops are headed to Iraq. Up to 90,000 are going to be sent by the Arab and Gulf States to Iraq to fight the Islamic State…

Should Russia Really Be Involved in the Iraqi Conflict?


The assault against Islamist forces in Syria that was launched by Russia’s warplanes and Syrian regular troops led to what can be easily described as a major victory – ISIL militants are now fleeing to Iraq. Yet the question over  what should be…

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