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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

15 December 2018 03:14 PM

Iraq Needs Self Reliance and Political Will

The devastation in Iraq was wrought by years of war but it became much more acute with the rise of ISIS and the ensuing vicious sectarian conflict involving regular Iraqi forces Iran and Iranian proxy militias.

06 December 2018 01:20 AM

Ruins of Babylon a Metaphor for State of Iraq

Babylon is an ancient fabled city, part of Iraq’s precious tangible cultural fabric. At one time the ancient city was the largest metropolis in the world. The city has witnessed the rise and fall of empires. Its eroded walls and sand-blown thoroughfares speak of millennia of settlement and continuity.

27 November 2018 02:52 PM

Iraqi Youth Hope and Despair

The children of any country are its hope, its future, its most precious resource. Iraq has one of the youngest populations in the Middle East. Yet the ongoing and recent conflict which has riven the country has seen swathes of the young traumatised and brutalised.

08 November 2018 11:40 AM

Iraq Still Caught Between Two Evils

Baghdad has been rocked over the last few days by a deadly bombing campaign that has left many people dead and more injured. The attacks have been attributed to ISIS.

06 November 2018 10:32 AM

Is Twitter allowing cyber attacking?

Social media networks like Twitter are now used as a platform to express oneself. These networks had contributed to the raise of a number of uprisings around the world that aimed to regain mankind's freedom, dignity and humanity in the time of tyranny, homogeny and injustice.

12 October 2018 06:00 AM

Abdul Mahdi’s online initiative to form cabinet.. Good intentions not enough

On Monday, Abdul Mahdi announced the website, inviting Iraqi men and women who meet the constitutionally-defined requirements to apply for the cabinet, to be closed after three days