Tag Archives: Iraq

Transition in the Middle East: Transition to What?

In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.

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The US and Iran: Between Obsession and Forgetfulness

The Trump Administration’s obsession with the Iran nuclear deal cannot obscure the U.S. role in strengthening Iran.

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The Kurdish, Iran, Iraq and US Quadrangle

Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran.

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Will There Be a Kurdish State?

Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.

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Toward Kurdish Independence?

The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.

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Ending Iraq’s Humanitarian Crisis

The Iraqi people must rise above sectarianism and chart their own destiny.

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Kurds in Iraq

In today’s Iraq, when one faction rolls in, another rolls out.

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The United States of Emotions

Why U.S. foreign policy has such a mixed record, in the Middle East and beyond.

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Iraq: Executing Terrorists

Has Iraq’s extensive use of the death penalty done anything to deter terrorism?

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Ending the War in Syria and Iraq: Strategic Steps

A responsible military and political plan to isolate ISIS geographically, militarily and diplomatically.

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