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Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Hussain Abdul-Hussain is the Washington bureau chief of Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai, and a former visiting fellow at Chatham House in London. Twitter: @hahussain

17 October 2020 05:05 PM

Why Iraq’s PM should heed Al-Sistani and disband Iranian militias

Iraq’s top cleric, Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, last month called for the disbanding of all militias. This would involve the state disarming the

21 September 2020 09:05 PM

Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi must face down Iran’s militias

In a recent interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said he envisaged the Middle East as a region that he called “the New Levant,

31 August 2019 10:22 AM

Lessons from Lebanon as Iraq’s IMIS plan fails

On July 1, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi issued a surprise decree to compel the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) — a coalition of predominantly Shiite militias — to join the government’s armed forces and to sever all “political and organizational ties” with non-state actors.

17 July 2019 01:03 PM

Iran’s shadow warrior who sows chaos and discord in Iraq

Preachers of hate are unethical but smart. Deceit requires brains and minimum wit. But not all preachers of hate were created equal

15 November 2018 01:33 PM

Democrats’ victory in Congress will hurt Iran

Sanctions “hurt Iranians.” That was the unstartling revelation by an American think tank personality and “friend of Iran” in a recent radio interview.