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Is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq?

By Dr Renad Mansour, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After Latest Turn, is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq? The populist cleric has repositioned himself in Iraqi politics multiple times, but his recent shift against youth-led protestors may signal […]

Iraq “likely” to get New Waiver for Iran Gas Imports

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq likely to continue importing Iranian natural gas under US waiver renewal Iraqi officials have indicated that the United States is likely to renew a key Iran sanctions waiver […]

Iran’s $1.4bn Deal for Oilfields near Iraq Border

By John Lee. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has agreed a $1.4-billion deal to develop two oilfields in Khuzestan, near the border with Iraq. The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) and Iran’s MAPNA Group signed a ten-year contract within the IPC framework, to improve the recovery rate, increase production and exploitation of the […]

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 […]

Restructuring the US Military Presence in Iraq

By Eric Bordenkircher, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pivoting to the KRG: Restructuring the U.S. Military Presence in Iraq Since the start of the Iraq War in 2003, a defining element of American […]

Washington Doesn’t Understand Shiite Clerics

By Mohammad R. Kalantari and Ali Hashem, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Washington Doesn’t Understand Shiite Clerics in Iran or Iraq U.S. officials who praise Iraqi Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani while denouncing Iran’s supreme leader fail to grasp […]

US wants Patriot Missiles in Iraq

By John Lee. The United States is seeking permission from Iraq to place Patriot missiles in the country to defend against attacks from Iran. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (pictured) said on Thursday: “We need the permission of the Iraqis, that’s one issue. There may be others with regard to placement and things like that, […]

Tabaqchali: US Sanctions and the Illusion of Power

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. This article was originally published by the LSE Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Demands for the expulsion of US troops following the killing of Iranian general Qassem […]

US “Builds New Bases” in Iraq, near Iran

From Breaking Defense. Contrary to declarations made by President Donald Trump, the U.S is not withdrawing forces from Iraq, but is building at least three semi-permanent new bases very close to the Iranian border in northern Iraq, Israeli sources tell Breaking Defense. Click here to read the full story. (Picture: Balad Air Base, September 2011)

Protests: Is a Political Solution on the Horizon?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As Iraq’s protests continue, is political solution on the horizon? Iraq’s current situation has come to resemble a tangled ball of yarn, with new complications and complexities arising daily. While the protesters […]

Iraq may Stop Iran Gas Transfers if US Waiver Ends

By John Lee. The head of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reportedly said that the bank would stop processing payments for Iranian gas imports if a US sanctions exemption expires next month. Faisal al-Haimus told AFP: “As a bank, the most important thing we have is that we are compliant (with international regulations). That’s […]