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Changing Population Patterns "will Reshape the Middle East"

By Patrick Clawson for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Changing Population Patterns Will Reshape the Middle East Iraq is expected to explode in population, presumably increasing in geostrategic importance in the process. Click here […]

Profile: Iraqi Prime Minister al-Sudani

By May Kadow and Erik Yavorsky for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Who Is Mohammed Shia al-Sudani? A closer look at the new prime minister's political career, past affiliations, and key cabinet picks as […]

What to Expect from Sudani's Government

By Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Buying Time in Baghdad? What to Expect from Sudani's Government The hostile and corrupt forces arrayed behind him might ease their anti-American activities just to […]

Forming a New Government in Iraq: Possible Scenarios

By Munqith Dagher for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Forming a New Government in Iraq: Possible Scenarios Although Iraq's new government has ended the year-long deadlock, the path forward is still rife with obstacles. […]

Scoring Iraq's New Govt: Metrics for Preserving U.S. Interests

By Michael Knights for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Scoring Iraq's New Government: Metrics for Preserving U.S. Interests The protracted post-election process has been a step backward for Iraqi democracy, so Washington will need […]

Iraqi Militia makes Credible Threat against Gulf States

By Hamdi Malik and Michael Knights for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Militia Group Makes Credible New Threat Against the Gulf States The facade group in question tends to follow through on its […]

Iraq's Constitutional Moment?

By Safwan Al-Amin and Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Constitutional Moment? Although the country currently lacks the unity and rule of law needed to safely pursue a process as fraught […]

Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone Iran-backed PMF units shot first in the latest showdown, so they should hardly be the ones left in […]

Iraq's Two Coups, And How the U.S. Should Respond

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Two Coups-And How the U.S. Should Respond Iran's allies in Iraq mounted a judicial coup at the start of this year. Now, Moqtada al-Sadr […]

US Role in Iraq Political Crisis: Guidelines for More Effective Engagement

By Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The U.S. Role in Iraq's Political Crisis: Guidelines for More Effective Engagement Disengaging after last year's election was a costly miscalculation, but Washington can still […]

Turkey's War in Northern Iraq: By the Numbers

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey's War in Northern Iraq: By the Numbers Ankara is fighting a lethal and largely hidden counterinsurgency against PKK elements across the border, but the […]