urkey’s Ministry of National Defence announced the launch of a new cross-border military operation called “Operation Claw-Lock” against the PKK in northern Iraq on April 18.
n January 2020, a military strike by the United States assassinated Qasem Soleimani, the former commander of the elite Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, then deputy head of an Iraqi paramilitary organization known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU).
ighteen years after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iraqi Shiites are divided on the relationship between political power, ethnicity, and religious legitimation.
However, and despite numerous national laws forbidding mercenary activity in the militarily advanced Western world, mercenaries have continued to flourish and thrive in the battlefields and cities of Iraq and Afghanistan – the two countries who suffered the most from the American imperial footprint in the 21st century.
gyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Baghdad on June 27, 2021 and was received by Iraqi President Barham Salih.
raq has often been likened to a mafia state and a kleptocracy.
Therefore, when news emerges of summits being held and planned by two historically important Arab powers such as Iraq and Egypt, there are always murmurs of “what could be?” should these summits bear fruit.
ope Francis's recent trip to Iraq is considered of historical importance both for its strong symbolic message and its political and diplomatic impact on regional developments.
aesh (ISIS) violence has returned to Iraq and has started yet again to threaten the country’s stability.
For those who think her name sounds familiar, that is because she is the daughter of the late and deposed Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq from 1979 until an illegal US-led invasion toppled him and his Ba’athist regime in 2003, allegedly on a mission to bring democracy to Iraq and to disarm its weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
t has been almost two decades since the United States led a coalition of Western powers to invade and occupy Iraq, on the promise to the world of ending former dictator Saddam Hussein’s purported Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) program, and the pledge to the Iraqi people that only they would be the masters of their own fates.
raq has been witnessing popular protests that have taken the lives of more than 100 civilians.
here are numerous indications on Iraq’s horizon that point to an impending popular rising in Iraq, similar to that took place in Basra and southern Iraq in 2018.
he Kurdish region of Iraq held elections on 30 September – a year after a troublesome period.
fter two years of stormy relations with Turkey, Haider al-Abadi, the former Prime Minister of Iraq, managed to establish workable relations with Turkey.
he long delayed Iraqi Kurdistan Parliamentary elections were finally held on Sunday, September 30th.
Since the announcement of the inconclusive national election results, events in Iraq have been sliding towards a civil war.