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Iraq Business News brings you the latest Iraqi politics news, keeping you up to date with the latest information and developments.

How Donald Trump thinks about Iran

By Thomas Wright, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On October 6, 1980 Donald Trump was interviewed by Rona Barrett, one of America’s most famous gossip columnists, on NBC. It was several weeks before Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter […]

Iraq: From Brink of Reform to Brink of War

By Christine McCaffray van den Toorn and Raad Alkadiri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US-Iran tensions shift Iraq from brink of reform to brink of war Rising US-Iranian tensions over the past week have seemingly brought the two sides closer to […]

Video: What lies ahead for Iraq?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With Iraq the site of Iran’s biggest single security loss in years, is there any prospect of Iraq plotting its own independent course? We put that question to a panel of experts:

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How Soleimani’s Killing Could Make a Stronger Iraq

By Michael Knights, for Politico. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s most senior militiamen, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, justified by their orchestration of the deaths of hundreds of Americans, has led to a […]

There is “Nothing Left for Americans to Do in Iraq”

By Steven A. Cook, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. There Is Nothing Left for Americans to Do in Iraq Qassem Suleimani and Tehran have won the battle for Baghdad. U.S. policymakers should understand that—and leave. Click here […]

Will Iraq become Syria 2.0?

By Daniel V. Speckhard, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As a purveyor of violence, death, and destruction, few outside Iran will mourn the death of Iranian Quds Force leader General Qasem Soleimani. But the issue of […]

Video: Trump Threatens Iraq with Sanctions

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric with Iran and Iraq late on Sunday, warning of a “major retaliation” if Iran strikes back to avenge the US assassination of one of its […]

Non-Binding Decision to End US Troop Presence

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi parliament takes nonbinding decision to end US troop presence At an extraordinary session in the absence of all Kurdish and most Sunni parliament members, the Iraqi parliament passed […]

Backgrounders on Qasem Suleimani

For those wanting to know more about Major General Qasem Suleimani and his significance in Iraq, we’d recommend this excellent 10,000-word piece written by Dexter Filkins for The New Yorker in 2013. (Hat tip to Mary FitzGerald for bringing it to our attention on her excellent @MaryFitzger Twitter feed). Click here to read. There is […]

Video: Protests Against US and Iranian Interference

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Students protest against American and Iranian interference Iraqi students take to the streets in the Iraqi city of Karbala to protest against the US and Iran’s interference in Iraq. View on YouTube

PM Condemns Killing of Qasem Soleimani

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, has issued the following statement on developments in Iraq: “We condemn in the strongest terms the assassination by US forces of Iraqi and Iranian figures who were symbols of the victory against Daesh. “The assassination of an […]