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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

13 September 2020 04:05 PM

Why Trump’s Iraq drawdown is a gift to Iran and ISIS

Halving the number of US troops in Iraq is a terrible idea. Just ask the head of US Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie, who in recent days

12 July 2020 04:26 PM

There are many more names on the IMIS assassins’ blacklist

Three of Hisham Al-Hashimi’s children and his distraught young wife watched as his bloodied, bullet-riddled body was dragged from his car

17 May 2020 07:13 PM

Tensions rise as new Iraqi PM confronts Iran’s proxies

Tharallah (God’s Revenge) emerged in 2003 as a notorious Basra-based, Tehran-funded death squad, hunting down and gruesomely murdering Sunnis

20 April 2020 01:55 PM

Iranian regime will not stop bankrolling terror

Iraq already hosts about 60 paramilitary groups, which together consist of upwards of 160,000 fighters. Announcements concerning the formation

13 April 2020 02:51 PM

Iraq being dragged down by drowning Iranian regime

Iraq is in a state of economic and political freefall, made infinitely worse by Tehran’s determination to exploit its neighbor’s woes for its own benefit.

17 March 2020 02:03 PM

Iran’s puppets pushing Iraq into failed statehood

Is Iraq on course to becoming a failed state? The Kataib Hezbollah militants (part of the Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria) who killed several coalition troops

09 March 2020 01:23 PM

Iran’s epidemic of lies and disinformation

The coronavirus epidemic has drawn global attention to all the worst aspects of the Islamic Republic. The regime’s initial response was to

09 February 2020 05:56 PM

Tehran’s proxies should be punished by Iraqi voters

In one of the most outrageous political U-turns in recent memory, Muqtada Al-Sadr has pivoted from wholehearted support for Iraq’s uprising

21 January 2020 05:49 PM

Iran’s wounded rulers bring region to the boil

Despite the ayatollahs blood-thirstily demanding vengeance, the consequences of Qassem Soleimani’s killing aren’t particularly impacting the

04 January 2020 04:20 PM

Soleimani’s death leaves Iran’s strategy in tatters

The killing of Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu-Mahdi Al-Muhandis changes everything. With one fell

02 December 2019 02:20 PM

Iran’s proxies in Iraq, Lebanon signing own death warrants

With 400 already dead, the killings in Iraq escalated horrifically at the weekend following the torching of Iran’s consulate in the holy city

19 November 2019 11:35 PM

Tehran’s control over Iraqi leaders — the smoking gun

Our worst fears about Iranian dominance of Iraq have been proven true in the form of large quantities of leaked Iranian intelligence documents.

03 November 2019 10:42 PM

Failure not an option as Iraq, Lebanon rebel against Iranian influence

With the disintegration of their respective governments, Iraq and Lebanon have passed the point of no return. Yet furious protesters won’t accept

28 October 2019 01:08 PM

Time is up for Iraq and Lebanon’s sectarian systems

When Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah asserted that protests could provoke “chaos” or “civil war,” was this a warning or a threat? Within minutes

20 October 2019 10:55 PM

Iran finalizes its regional corridor of control

Everything Tehran touches dies. Iranian leaders repeatedly trumpet their dominance over four Arab capitals: Damascus, Sanaa, Baghdad and Beirut

06 October 2019 10:38 PM

Corruption, Iranian influence force Iraqis into line of fire

Is cutting access to the Internet, imposing curfews and violently breaking up protests supposed to calm the anger felt by Iraqis in all corners

30 September 2019 11:36 AM

The world has failed to confront Iran – so what next?

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Iran can strike the oil installations of its neighbors, but its own infrastructure would

26 August 2019 06:49 AM

Mafia militias in Iraq reopen Pandora’s Box

The new Iraq war is already underway. For several weeks Israel has bombed sites under the control of Iran-backed Shiite militants. Paramilitaries in turn have attacked US diplomatic and military targets, and regional oil infrastructure.