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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 […]

Biden "in Vicious Bombing Cycle in Iraq"

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. Biden Wants to Leave the Middle East, But He's in a Vicious Bombing Cycle in Iraq Caught between aggressive Tehran-backed militias and a skeptical Congress, […]

Iraq's Drone and Rocket Epidemic

By Michael Knights and Crispin Smith, 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 Drone and Rocket Epidemic, By the Numbers The U.S. airstrike on Iraqi militia bases in the early hours of June 28 […]

Changing of the Guard: New Iraqi Militia Trends and Responses

By Michael Knights, Hamdi Malik, Crispin Smith, 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 of the Guard: New Iraqi Militia Trends and Responses In the year since their most iconic leaders were killed, Iran-backed […]

US Designation of Kataib Hezbollah's Abu Fadak

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 U.S. Designation of Kataib Hezbollah's Abu Fadak The latest sanctions against a senior leader in the Iranian-backed terrorist militia are a reminder that such […]

The Future of Iran's Proxies in Iraq

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. Back into the Shadows? The Future of Kata'ib Hezbollah and Iran's Other Proxies in Iraq Kata'ib Hezbollah was Iran's most favored militant group in Iraq […]

Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options

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. Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options Although halting the escalation of militia attacks on American personnel is crucial, simply evacuating the Baghdad embassy […]