Iraq

The US-Iran Rivalry in Iraq May Cause Another Popular Uprising
The US-Iran Rivalry in Iraq May Cause Another Popular Uprising

The U.S. administration has two options in Iraq: either to back track Trump’s harsh rhetoric on Iran and Iraq and accept...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Another Step in Pushing the PKK Out of Iraq
Another Step in Pushing the PKK Out of Iraq?

If the PUK works with Turkey in the latter’s campaign to terminate the PKK in Iraq, in return, the PUK can unseal its...

Monday, December 3, 2018

Exporting Kirkuk oil via Turkey back on table
Exporting Kirkuk oil via Turkey back on table

Oil from Kirkuk to Turkey's Ceyhan port has not been shipped for the past year due to a row between the Iraqi government...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Daesh s mass graves in Iraq
Daesh’s mass graves in Iraq

Mass graves have been located in areas formerly controlled by Daesh in Iraq with a UN report saying between 6,000 to...

Monday, November 12, 2018

What Won the KRG Elections in Iraq KDP's Revisionism or
What Won the KRG Elections in Iraq? KDP's Revisionism or PUK's Status Quo

Recent developments in Iraq illustrate that the KDP and PUK will continue to dominate Iraqi politics. You can essentially...

Monday, October 22, 2018

The US-Iran Scramble for post-Abadi Iraq How Will Turkey be
The US-Iran Scramble for post-Abadi Iraq: How Will Turkey be Affected?

What will be Trump’s forthcoming strategy to contain Iran’s expansionist policy in the Middle East? If Trump’s policy is...

Monday, October 8, 2018

No Meddling in Iraqi Politics Turkey's Spot is on the
No Meddling in Iraqi Politics: Turkey's Spot is on the PKK

The PUK’s candidate Barham Salih was elected as the new president of Iraq on Tuesday, 2 October, in an easy win over the...

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Surviving Daesh Iraq is grabbed by debt spiral
Surviving Daesh, Iraq is grabbed by debt spiral

Already fragile and heavily dependent on oil, the Iraqi economy has sustained great damage after the rise of Daesh....

Monday, August 6, 2018

Iraq protests leave 14 dead hundreds injured
Iraq protests leave 14 dead, hundreds injured

Ongoing demonstrations in southern Iraq -- which erupted earlier this month and have since spread to the capital -- have...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Barzani Back in Turkey Towards Re-building Relations
Barzani Back in Turkey: Towards Re-building Relations?

The KRG is also not happy with the presence of the PKK in its region. As PM Barzani stated 5 days before his official...

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Indecisive 2018 Election Results and the Prospect of Civil
The Indecisive 2018 Election Results and the Prospect of Civil War in Iraq

The African proverb goes to say that when two elephants wrestle, it is only the grass on which the wrestle taking place...

Monday, June 25, 2018

How Turkey Has Changed its Counter-Terrorism Policy Against the PKK
How Turkey Has Changed its Counter-Terrorism Policy Against the PKK

This is the first comprehensive counter-terror operation against the PKK. This time, the military strategy is not only...

Friday, June 15, 2018

Turkey s Offensive in Iraq The Target is Qandil
Turkey’s Offensive in Iraq: The Target is Qandil

Only after such a tri-partite cooperation of Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, can the PKK finally be cleaned off from Qandil. As...

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Iraqi Parliamentary Elections The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics
Iraqi Parliamentary Elections: The Changes and Challenges in Iraqi Politics

U.S. regional allies, the Israel-Gulf bloc’s demands toward breaking Iran’s regional influence and the rigidity of U.S....

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The PKK and its Complicated Future
The PKK and its Complicated Future

The propaganda machine for the PKK has also lost its functionality after Turkey’s Afrin operation. This will certainly...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Iraqi parliament speaker backs Turkey's anti-PKK fight
Iraqi parliament speaker backs Turkey's anti-PKK fight

The visiting Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, has backed Turkey’s fight against the PKK terror group and said:...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Turkey s Hunt for the PKK in post-referendum Iraq
Turkey’s Hunt for the PKK in post-referendum Iraq

As a result of its alliance with the US, the PKK expanded territories it captured and began to consolidate its territorial...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The post-Kirkuk Operation KRG Baghdad Relations The Future Status of
The post-Kirkuk Operation KRG–Baghdad Relations: The Future Status of Barzani

Although Masoud Barzani remains as president of the KDP and is playing a consultative, though not insignificant role to...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The new Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline to send 1M bpd to
The new Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline to send 1M bpd to Turkey

The Iraqi central government will lay a new Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline with a length of approximately 350 kilometers and a...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Iraqi pipeline to send 1M bpd of Kirkuk oil to
Iraqi pipeline to send 1M bpd of Kirkuk oil to Turkey

Iraq's central government plans to replace the Iraqi section of the oil pipeline stretching from the Kirkuk province to...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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