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Ranj Alaaldin: "Treat Iraq's Iran-aligned militias like ISIS"

By Ranj Alaaldin, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Treat Iraq's Iran-aligned militias like ISIS The necessity of defeating ISIS cannot be overstated, but one of the more understated enablers of the group's preeminence is the continued dominance […]

Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A New Partnership?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making? In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated […]

2021 Iraqi Elections: Voters and Winners

By Marsin Alshamary, post-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution, and non-resident fellow at the Institute of Regional & International Studies, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 2021 Iraqi Elections: Voters and Winners To understand the likely and unlikely […]

Can Iraq play the role of a Bridge in the Gulf?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq play the role of a bridge in the Gulf? There has been a gradual thaw in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq since […]

What will it take to bring back Growth in Iraq?

By Bledi Celiku and Wael Mansour, for the Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The resource curse refers to the failure of resource-rich countries to reap benefits from their natural wealth. Resource-cursed countries tend to be more prone to conflict, […]

How US should approach Strategic Dialogue with Iraq

By Ranj Alaadin, for Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has a new prime minister. What next? After five months and two failed attempts, Iraq has a new prime minister. Mustafa al-Kadhimi's appointment offers the country the prospect of […]

Iraq has a New Prime Minister. What next?

By Ranj Alaadin, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has a new prime minister. What next? Iraq has a new prime minister-designate, almost three weeks after the previous nominee - Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi - failed to secure parliamentary […]

Iraq and the Conflict between US and Iran

By Vanda Felbab-Brown, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Stuck in the middle: Iraq and the enduring conflict between United States and Iran When the United States killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on January 3, it also killed Abu […]

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 […]

Is change likely in Iraq?

By Daniel L Byman, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is facing serious unrest that is likely to force limited reforms in the political system but not wholesale change. The current Iraqi power structure, with Iranian support, will […]

Getting Reconstruction Right and Wrong: Lessons from Iraq

By Hideki Matsunaga, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Bitter experiences of reconstruction in the last two decades have made the international community hesitant to engage in robust reconstruction activities. Iraq’s reconstruction after the United States-led invasion in 2003 […]