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How will the death of Grand Ayatollah Muhammed Saeed al-Hakim affect the Shiite world?

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Al-Hakim, one of the four major Shiite authorities in Iraq, died in Najaf at the age of 85 due to a heart...

The Importance and Implications of Ammar al-Hakim's Visit to Kirkuk for Turkmens

Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of al-Hikma—one of the important parties in Iraq appealing mainly to the Shiite community—and the National...

​Turkey-PMU Tensions Mount as Ankara Engages With Baghdad

Relations between Iraq and Turkey have seen substantial growth in recent years. Bilateral trade exceeded 20B USD in 2020—despite the...

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Early Parliamentary Elections in Iraq and Nineveh

Iraq’s early elections, which will be held on 10 October 2021, are seen as a significant step in the country’s modern history. For the...

Turkey and Iraq: Missed Opportunities for Collaboration

Since the establishment of Iraq in 1921 and Turkey in 1923 as modern states, relations between the two countries have been based on two main...

Stalemate in Turkey’s Relations with Iraq: Iran-Backed Militia Groups

Relations between Turkey and Iraq have gained significant dynamism in recent years. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the world,...