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How Taliban is Impacting Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How the Taliban takeover is impacting Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria Beyond Afghanistan's geopolitical importance as Iran's immediate neighbor, what affects Tehran's calculations about the Taliban's rise are the implications it may have […]

We risk replaying the Kabul calamity in Iraq

From The Times. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. We risk replaying the Kabul calamity in Iraq Max Hastings argues that, unless Biden is prepared to keep American boots in the sand, Iran will sweep into the Middle East's power vacuum. Read […]

After Afghanistan, Iraqis Fear They Could Be Next

By Bilal Wahab, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After Afghanistan, Iraqis Fear They Could Be Next Similarities between the two cases include heavy patronage politics and militia intimidation, but Baghdad has advantages that […]

Iraq Falls Again in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen one place in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 143rd place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite Iraq’s […]

Iraq Third from Bottom in "Passport Power"

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the 'passport power' of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

Dyncorp in $31m Aviation Deal

By John Lee. Dyncorp International LLC has been awarded a $30,790,391 modification (P00148) to foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait) W58RGZ-13-C-0040 to exercise option year three of a regional management fee for aviation field maintenance services in support of the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Aviation Field Maintenance Division outside the continental U.S. operations. […]

Video: Zebari talks Security with Afghan Diplomat

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Foreign Minister has visited Kabul to discuss security concerns with his Afghan counterpart. Last year American combat troops left Iraq after the two countries failed to reach a deal. Since […]

U.S. Military Budget Climbs to $708 Billion

The Obama administration sent Congress its proposed military budget on Monday, requesting $708 billion for fiscal 2011, including $159 billion to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The base budget is a 3.4% increase from the prior fiscal year at $549 billion, or 1.8% real growth after adjusting for inflation. Accompanying the budget proposal is […]