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31 July 2019 11:28 PM

Towards a hijacked nation no more

Forty years ago, Iran was hijacked by terrorists, leading to an entire nation being taken hostage.

03 July 2019 11:35 AM

Is Barham Salih a legitimate president?

While in London for a three-day visit, Iraqi President Barham Salih spoke of a "storm sweeping across the Middle East." Salih once lived in the UK for many years and seems to be enjoying the limelight in a country that has all but turned its back on Iraqi affairs.

04 June 2019 08:23 PM

German Intelligence Reveals Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions Continue Unabated

The latest build-up of US forces in the Gulf region are set against new and shocking evidence emerges from German intelligence sources that Iran is continuing to pursue its goal to develop a viable nuclear weapons capability. The intelligence service of Baden- Württemberg has announced that the Iranian regime has been making concerted efforts to acquire expertise and technology which would facilitate the building of a fully operational nuclear arsenal.

27 May 2019 12:39 PM

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Reveals His Allegiance to Iran

In the febrile atmosphere of the crisis between the US and Iran, once again Iraqi politicians are speaking out of both sides of their mouths at the same time.

21 May 2019 03:20 PM

Iran’s Revolutionary Regime Hard Wired For Confrontation

Since 1979 Iran has defined itself as a country with expansionist designs backed up by a relentless ideology. Its latest confrontation with the US shows yet again that this ideology is hard-wired into the soul of the Tehran Regime. Indeed, Iran’s course of action is the very reason that the regime exists as it does.

06 May 2019 02:22 PM

US carrier deployment hard lesson coming for Mullah regime

The Trump administration has many detractors, particularly in the West. However, no one can be in any doubt about American intentions in the Middle East.

24 April 2019 04:14 PM

US sanctions against Iran are working

Contrary to the many naysayers, US sanctions against Iran are being felt at every level of Iranian society. More importantly they are slicing directly into the Mullah Regime

02 April 2019 04:07 PM

Arab League Summit galvanizes members against Iran

In an era when the value and credibility of multinational institutions everywhere is being questioned, the 2019 Arab Summit produced a coherent message about the pressures and threats which affect its constituent states; foremost of these continues to be Iran

24 March 2019 01:10 PM

Pompeo Delivers Stern Choices For Regional Leaders

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is showing signs of new vigour in his mission to tackle Iran’s military adventurism and creeping influence over Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

17 March 2019 02:35 PM

Meeting of Sistani and Rouhani Sends Wrong Message

The meeting of Iran’s president Rouhani and Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf was a spectacle on which to ponder and which raises many issues. Not least of which is the relationship between Iran and Iraq.

01 March 2019 02:44 PM

Arab-EU Summit and Emergence of New Defense Strategy

Against the background of recent failed international gatherings the first Arab-EU summit appears to have been an outstanding success. The mutual recognition of acute common threats along with shared strategic interests, and opportunities seem to have found new utterance during the gathering in Sharm el-Sheikh.

18 February 2019 04:52 PM

Success and Failure at the Warsaw Conference

Representatives of more than 60 countries gathered in Warsaw last week in an attempt to find common ground on Iran. The US, in particular made no bones about its wish to galvanise a concerted international front to deal with Iran’s flouting of its treaty obligations and its aggressive regional foreign policy.

06 February 2019 12:16 PM

The Cruel Murder of Alaa Mashzoub

From the photographs the poet, novelist and historian Alaa Mashzoub looks out at us with an intense and thoughtful stare. It is a look that fixes his world and holds it up to scrutiny.

27 January 2019 04:39 PM

Iraq; Tackling Iran or Internal Reform?

One wonders what men of good faith in what passes for the current Iraqi administration think is the way forward in trying to create conditions where the country can emerge as a sovereign state at ease with itself, and where tribal, religious and ethnic interests are subsumed in the interests of the greater good

20 January 2019 02:30 PM

Pompeo and Bolton have Iran in their sights

Donald Trump’s iconoclastic presidency has many critics, both at home and across the world, yet there are signs that his approach is beginning to pay dividends in the Middle East.

13 January 2019 04:16 PM

New EU sanctions positive news

The West is in crisis and this has had a profound effect on the Middle East. The various aspects of the crisis are often bewildering and the trajectory is hard to divine

05 January 2019 07:09 PM

Iraq 2019 Optimism but also Grim Certainties

There may be some promising signs for Iraq in 2019. However, there are number of serious obstacles hinder the prospects of economic growth and political stability in Iraq

22 December 2018 03:10 PM

Iraq and Doublethink

As 2018 closes Iraq in significant ways resembles a dystopia, rather than a functioning democracy