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General Dynamics Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $7,746,408 modification (P00018) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0026 to provide logistics support and training services to the Iraqi Army. Work will be performed in Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

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 […]

To Stop a US-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq

By Albert B Wolf, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To Stop a U.S.-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq A the coronavirus pandemic rages around the world and Americans remain divided on reopening the economy, lawmakers in the United States […]

Time for a Reset: Iraq's New PM and the US-Iran Rivalry

By Sajad Jiyad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Time for a reset: Iraq's new prime minister and the US-Iran rivalry Iraq needs to reset its relations with both Tehran and Washington in […]

Pompeo urges End to Sectarian Quotas in Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Iraqi leaders to put aside the country's sectarian quota system to help form of a new government. At a press briefing on Wednesday, he said: "In Iraq, we're watching closely as Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Kadhami enters the third week of trying to form his […]

Coronavirus: Iraq Seeks More Aid From the US

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly seeking financial assistance from the United States to help it deal with the coronavirus pandemic and collapsing oil revenues. Bloomberg quotes Health Minister-designate Jaafar Allawi as saying: "We have been promised by the United States government as part of this strategy between Iraq and United States to help us […]

Back to the Future on US-Iraq Strategic Dialogue

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Back to the future on US-Iraq strategic dialogue It looks like Baghdad and Washington will try once again to settle their differences over the presence of US troops in Iraq. Both sides […]

US Renews Waiver for Iraq to Import Electricity from Iran

By John Lee. Washington has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity, a US State Department official said. "The Secretary granted this brief extension of the waiver to allow time for the formation of a credible government," the official said, referring to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and added that the […]

How the US Military should Leave Iraq

By Barbara Slavin, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How the US Military should Leave Iraq A withdrawal of most US military forces from Iraq seems likely this year as the Iraqi government seeks to maintain some […]

US signals support for New PM-Designate

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Intel: US signals support for Iraq's latest prime minister-designate Secretary of State Michael Pompeo signaled support for Iraq's newest prime minister-designate, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, in a statement on Monday. "The […]