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Is Iraq joining the Trump-MBS alliance?
The Trump-MBS alliance could shore up Iraq’s corrupt ruling families in return for keeping US troops in the country.
Will Iraq’s PM embrace a Trump-inspired Saudi-sponsored drive to curb Iranian influence?
Trump-MBS strategy has not made significant headway. Will they succeed in escalating anti-Shia confrontation against...
Will the re-launch of the Mosul battle by the Iraqi PM reverse Trump’s hostile stance?
The highly unexpected victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections sent shock waves across the world,...
Will Iraq's prime minister implement Al Sistani’s anti-corruption dictates?
The wave of protests sweeping across Iraq has led Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani to demand that Abadi get serious...
US airstrikes weaken ISIL but keep it as a viable threat
The US Air Force stood idly by as ISlL swept towards Baghdad, but swiftly scrambled in August to launch airstrikes...
Saudi Arabia’s new king fuelling the feud among younger royals
Saudi Arabia must cover its tracks by not only forcefully denouncing ISIS and JN but actively introducing stiffer...