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Renad Mansour: Iraq's Protesters Become Parliamentarians

By Renad Mansour, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Protesters Become Parliamentarians Iraq's political system has proved resilient to all challenges, but the burgeoning coalition of reform-minded political groups holds out the prospect of at least incremental […]

Iraqi Voters Want Weaker Militias and a Stronger State

By Shelly Kittleson, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Voters Want Weaker Militias and a Stronger State Election results show citizens want a government that can stand on its own without being propped up by Iran, the […]

Muqtada al-Sadr is the United States' Best Hope

By Anchal Vohra, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr Is the United States' Best Hope The Shiite cleric was once Washington's bitter enemy in Iraq-and now offers the best chance of securing U.S. interests. Click here […]

The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran

By Mina Al-Oraibi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they'll reject the results, and are threatening violence. Click here to read the full story […]

Iraq "is the Middle East's New Power Broker"

By Steven A. Cook, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Is the Middle East's New Power Broker After decades of offering only chaos, Baghdad is trying to become a leading force in the region. Click here to […]

Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda "a Big Mistake"

By Mina al-Oraibi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda Is a Big Mistake Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around-and contain Iran in the process. Click here to read the full […]

Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity

By Luay al-Khatteeb, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Future Isn't Oil, It's Sustainable Electricity As the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Islamic State insurgency, revolutionizing the country's energy sector could be the […]

Iraq's New PM Taking Things Slow

By Renad Mansour, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's New Prime Minister Is Taking Things Slow After nearly 20 years of political chaos in Baghdad, Mustafa al-Kadhimi is trying incremental reform. Despite this dire context, the new […]

The PMU Is Getting More Aggressive in Iraq

By Seth J. Frantzman, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The PMU Is Getting More Aggressive in Iraq In January, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Iraq's largest political party, traveled to Iran's holy city of Qom to meet […]

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 […]

Iraq "Not an Iranian Vassal State"

By Aaron Majid, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. These days, Tehran is having trouble getting what it wants from its neighbor—a development Washington can encourage by backing off. It almost goes without saying these days that Iran […]

Iraq Prepares to Evict US Troops

By Geneive Abdo, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pro-Iran factions are pushing for the move just as the Islamic State is starting to hit back. Momentum is building among deputies in the Iraqi parliament to oust U.S. […]