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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. […]

Northern Iraq May Be Free, but the South Is Seething

By Ahmed Twaij, for Foreign Policy. Recent violent protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have brought to light years of suffering by Iraqis in what is known as the economic capital of Iraq due to its vast oil reserves and deep-sea port access connecting the country to the international market. Basra, a predominantly […]