invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, the unlawful withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, and Israel's bombing of Gaza, can be analyzed as decisive in shaping Putin's Ukraine policy.
Also, the Fatah Alliance and other Iran-backed parties affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) rejected Iraq’s recent parliamentary election held in October 2021 and tried to further destabilize the already chaotic Iraqi politics.
Turkey is the greatest bulwark against Iranian expansion and aggression in northern Iraq and northern Syria.
Air Force officer telling Newsweek, “In three days, Russia couldn't achieve what we did in three hours in Iraq in 2003.
Russia’s footing in the eastern Mediterranean has given Moscow significant leverage in regional conflicts stretching from Iraq and deep into sub-Saharan Africa.
Ukraine dismantled the nuclear weapons that it inherited from the USSR’s breakup, and participated in NATO-led operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Indian Ocean.
“This isn’t a place, with all due respect, like Iraq or Afghanistan that has seen conflict raging for decades”, Charles D'Agata CBS news senior reporter noted on Friday, for which he subsequently apologized.
“Through the utilization of geoeconomics and geopolitics, Cairo emerges as a rising power on multiple strategic fronts—Libya, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sahel, East Africa, Iraq, and Israel/Palestine.
New-generation leaders of both social democrats and center right-wing moderates have confronted such problems as the West continued to make geopolitical and military mistakes in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the Mediterranean and the Near East.
diminished its security commitments in the Middle East and pulled out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
On one occasion, on June 8, 2018, the website Enabaladi and Iraqi-Kurdish Rudaw wrote that Misto had been assassinated.
While Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar have always cultivated significant relations with Iran, Saudi and Emirati decision-makers have viewed Iranian regional activities and proxy wars as working against the domestic security of regional states such as Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, or Iraq.
It has been claimed that a private intelligence and security company such as Blackwater had close commercial ties with the CIA including carrying out assassinations, interrogation activities, kidnappings, and other technical and physical pursuits in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq to combat radical terrorist elements.
It quickly became obvious, however, that the post-Soviet global paradigm was unsustainable, as Europe’s economic influence was rapidly shrinking and Washington’s desperate attempt at policing the world was failing due, in part, to its own miscalculations but also to the stiff resistance it faced in its new colonial domains, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Read: Muslim American Votes Were More Anti-Trump than Pro-BidenFrom the post-9/11 surveillance apparatus structured by the Patriot Act to the gruesome wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that took the lives of millions, the common denominator was the use of Muslims as political collateral.
Despite the regional de-escalations and the relative improvement of the Saudi-Iran relations in the wake of Iraq's initiative to host talks between the two rivals, Riyadh remains skeptical about the prospects of its negotiations with Iran.