Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.
Mustapha al-Kadhimi’s promotion of regional dialogue allows him to address Iraq’s many vulnerabilities.
Iraq has been holding a regional summit, aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.
Far from being exceptions, botched American withdrawals have tended to be the rule in the broader Middle East.
In an interview, Anatol Lieven discusses how the U.S. has erred in the broader Middle East.
When Iraq’s prime minister met U.S. President Joe Biden, he had a complex balancing act to perform.
Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq.
Conflict and instability in the Middle East show no signs of abating. Join us for a discussion featuring Paul Haenle, Karim Sadjadpour, and He Wenping on recent developments in China-Middle East relations and their implications for the United States.
The Iraqi-Syrian border continues to be geopolitically restless. Kurdish parties have taken advantage of central government weaknesses to increase their autonomy in these areas.
Kuwait and Iraq have worked hard to rebuild bilateral ties. Resolving their maritime dispute as part of larger discussions could provide a model of diplomacy.