Iraq

 
  • Syria in Crisis
    Why the Victory in Kobane Matters
    Aron Lund February 13, 2015

    The battle to reclaim the Syrian city of Kobane was no Pyrrhic victory. It was a serious military change of fortunes, a major event in Kurdish politics, and an ominous sign of things to come for the Islamic State.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Public Outrage in Jordan at Murder of Pilot
    Ala’ Alrababa’h February 4, 2015

    The execution of Kasasbeh could catalyze increased criticism of Jordan’s government for its involvement in the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State—a decision taken at the highest levels of the state with neither transparency, public involvement, nor parliamentary approval.

     
  • Sada Discussion
    The Middle East’s Crude Reality
    Sada Debate January 22, 2015 عربي

    In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Can Abadi Move Out of Maliki’s Shadow?
    Renad Mansour December 8, 2014

    Iraqis have put their hope in the country’s newly elected prime minister, Haider al-Abadi. To rule Iraq effectively, Abadi must not only take on the Islamic State but also move out of the shadow of his own predecessor.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Rethinking Sadr: From Firebrand to Iraqi Statesman?
    Renad Mansour, Michael David Clark November 20, 2014

    By arguing against Iraqis being drawn into cross-border sectarian struggles, Muqtada al-Sadr has positioned himself as an important voice of reason within the Shia community that dominates Iraq.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Geopolitics of Kurdish Peace
    Serhun Al November 20, 2014 عربي

    Although Kobani has spurred a KRG-PYD strategic rapprochement, Kurdish unity across borders remains elusive.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    A New Sectarian Force for Iraq
    Raed El-Hamed November 13, 2014 عربي

    Plans to build a national guard force risk widening sectarian divisions in Iraq and pushing more Sunnis toward the Islamic State.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    An Elusive Courtship: The Struggle for Iraq’s Sunni Arab Tribes

    In the war against the Islamic State, Iraq’s Sunni tribes are all the rage. They are the commanding high ground on the battlefield’s “human terrain.”

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Strategic Cynicism in Kobani
    Michael Cecire October 30, 2014

    In isolation, Turkey’s actions in Iraq and Syria appear strategically myopic and potentially self-defeating, but they do accept that even an assured victory against ISIS irregulars could end up empowering the same regime Ankara has pledged to remove from power.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Who Are the Soldiers of the Islamic State?
    Aron Lund October 24, 2014 Русский

    Most Islamic State fighters on the ground are local Syrians and Iraqis. Many of them are conservative and religious, but the vast majority are not ideological Salafi-jihadis.

     

Carnegie Experts on Iraq

  • Mario Abou Zeid
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Abou Zeid is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on political developments in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

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  • Joseph Bahout
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.

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  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

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  • Kawa Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Hassan is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Kurdish and Iraqi politics, civil society and democratization, donor assistance, and transition processes, especially in the Middle East.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

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  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Distinguished Fellow

    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

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  • Hamza Meddeb
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform as well as the political economy of conflicts and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.

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