Tag Archives | Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations (Part II)

By Jennifer Gavito, Qubad Talabani, 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 KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq In the second of three discussions marking the thirty-year anniversary […]

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations

By Bilal Wahab, Amberin Zaman and Vance Serchuk, 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 KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq On the anniversary of the Kurdish region's first election, […]

Iran's Cross-Border Strikes: A Pattern in Search of a Policy

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. Iran's Cross-Border Strikes: A Pattern in Search of a Policy The latest strike on Iraq points to a brazen, illegal, and dangerous strategy of exercising […]

The Future of ISIS after the Killing of its Latest Caliph

By Adham Karam 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 Future of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria after the Killing of its Latest Caliph Following the killing of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim […]

The Death of Oil Federalism? Implications of Court Ruling

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 Death of Oil Federalism? Implications of a New Iraqi Court Ruling The legal decision and its political fallout are threatening some of the country's […]

The Harrowing of Mustafa Kadhimi

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. The Harrowing of Mustafa Kadhimi Militias' repeated targeting of Kadhimi, including this week's attack on his home, emphasizes that Kadhimi has done something right in […]

Discordance in the Iran Threat Network in Iraq

By Michael Knights, Crispin Smith and Hamdi Malik 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. Discordance in the Iran Threat Network in Iraq: Militia Competition and Rivalry Hardline groups are struggling to satisfy demands for […]

Elections Without Democracy in Iraq?

By Bilal Wahab and Calvin Wilder, 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. Elections Without Democracy in Iraq? When Iraqis head to the polls for an early election on October 10, they will have the […]

Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground

By Dennis Ross, 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. A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gathered to demand entry into the Abraham Accords, and […]

Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Hamdi Malik, 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. Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty The international community needs to pay more attention to developments in Najaf, where Sistani-backed groups are […]