Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish politics is in gridlock over minority representation

The main Iraqi Kurdish parties remain on opposing sides in the continuing political battle over the shape of Iraq’s next government. The...

China’s Iraq investments and its growing foothold in the Middle East

Despite ongoing regional and global turmoil, China hasn’t ceased its investments in the Middle East. A recent report from Fudan...

Sadr will need to play chess to form Iraq's government

Despite two months passing since the election in Iraq, no significant progress has been made towards forming government. The Sadrist Bloc, led by...

Migration Phenomenon in the KRG: Why are the Kurds going west?

The recent migrant crisis that emerged on the Belarus-Poland border embodies a risk that it could  turn into an international crisis. While...

PKK’s new move in Sinjar

Backed into a corner by recent Turkish operations in the north of Iraq, the terrorist group PKK has resorted to mobilizing its local affiliates in...

The Historical Process of PUK and Intra-Party Leadership Struggles

One of the historical breaking points for the Kurds in Iraq occurred when Ibrahim Ahmed left the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in 1975, which was...

Endless ISIS Persecution: Abducted Turkmen Women

Serious human rights violations occurred when the terrorist organization ISIS took control of Iraq's Mosul and Saladin provinces in June 2014....

The Post-2003 Iraqi Army: The Need for Solid Military Doctrine

Definitions of “military doctrine” vary according to schools of military thought, as well as the nature of the national security threats...