Iraq News - Local News - Baghdadpost


Dr. Mohammed Al-Sulami

Dr. Mohammed Al-Sulami is Head of the International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah). Twitter: @mohalsulami

23 June 2020 02:22 PM

Iran nuclear deal: More pressure on Tehran as Europeans lose patience

In a development that was expected by many but that perhaps surprised Iran, the three European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan

13 January 2020 06:36 PM

Time to wake the slumbering Iraqi giant

The people of Iraq and Iran share a millennia-long history brimming with differences and conflicts dating back to the Ottoman and Safavid eras

05 January 2020 02:09 PM

After Soleimani: Three scenarios that could happen next

After mutual escalations between the US and Iran in the Iraqi arena, the most severe blow came with the US drone strike early on Friday that

01 January 2020 03:51 PM

Iraqis must stop their country from becoming a proxy battlefield

Iraq is experiencing an escalation of armed violence between Iran-backed militias and US forces. The rocket attack that targeted a military

10 December 2019 03:25 PM

The next Iran Parliament and Tehran’s battle with Washington

Domestic and external pressures mean the ruling regime in Iran is currently experiencing its toughest period since it came to power. We are

03 December 2019 03:42 PM

Protesting Iraqi youths send clear message to Iran

Since early October, Iraq has been witnessing a continuous and growing wave of protests against the administrative, financial and political

01 October 2019 01:51 PM

A reading of US sanctions on Iran

Following the drone and missile attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais in eastern Saudi Arabia, the US announced a new

20 August 2019 03:00 PM

Systemic corruption threatens Tehran regime’s future

For many years, Iranian institutions have suffered from endemic and rampant financial and administrative corruption.

17 August 2019 01:15 PM

Iran’s racist revisionism must be challenged

State-sponsored media outlets play a major role in political, cultural and diplomatic promotions.

10 July 2019 07:41 AM

Iraqi PM’s serious test following IMIS decree

As the political arena in Iraq returned to a degree of normality post-ISIS, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi took advantage of this opportunity to issue a 10-point statement announcing his decision to integrate the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria into the regular Iraqi army.

26 June 2019 01:04 PM

US must avoid the middle ground on Iran

The Arabian Gulf and the broader Middle East have witnessed a continuous escalation of tensions over the past two months, with increasing US and UK military mobilization in the region.

17 June 2019 02:03 PM

Inaction in face of tanker attacks will have dire consequences

In July last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said during a trip to Switzerland: “No oil in the region would be exported if we did not export our oil.”

11 June 2019 02:47 PM

Iran’s delusions of grandeur a survival strategy

The renowned Iranian poet Nizami Ganjavi wrote five massive works of epic poetry. The fourth of these, written in 1197 and named “Haft Peykar” (The Seven Beauties), was written in praise of the ruler of Maragha, Ala-al-Din Korpe Arslan.

04 June 2019 01:02 PM

Serious steps should be taken to confront Iran’s behavior

In my article last week, I described the difficult options that could be put forward to respond to the Iranian regime’s behavior in the region.

27 May 2019 11:41 PM

Iranian militias in Syria under pressure from all sides

Many questions are being raised about the future of Iran’s role in Syria. For instance, how is it being affected by the rapidly shifting positions and alliances among the parties to the Syrian crisis? What about Iran’s expansionist ambitions in Syria, the US’ demands, and the intensive Israeli raids aimed at pressuring Tehran to pull its militias out of the country? Dr. Mohammed al-Sulami wrote in the Arab News.

19 May 2019 11:53 AM

Trump should learn the lessons of Obama’s Iran negotiations

Washington’s policy of exerting the maximum degree of pressure on Iran’s regime continues, with more steps taken by the US to weaken the foundations of the regime’s economy.

01 May 2019 03:27 PM

Will Iran drink from the ‘poisoned chalice’ once again?

In a move that surprised some, the US has decided not to renew the exemptions it previously granted to eight nations to continue importing Iranian oil despite the sanctions imposed on Tehran’s oil sector.

15 April 2019 09:57 PM

Iran regime to suffer as a result of IRGC’s terrorist designation

This is the first time that a state military entity has been designated as a terror group. Hence, we are dealing with a unique situation in terms of its consequences and implications.