Muqtada al-Sadr, a prominent Shia cleric, may shed light on the country's future with his next steps.
With their legitimacy and credibility irreparably damaged, Kurdish political elites stand to lose seats and influence in Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary elections.
Losing control of his campaign narratives, Iraq’s incumbent prime minister is facing questions about his credentials on nationalism, security, and public services.
No longer confined to homeland states, Shia politics is being advocated, reinforced, and supported by diasporic transnational networks.
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Dylan O’Driscoll argues that the defeat of the Islamic State must be exploited to build a civic society in Iraq.
After several early stumbles in his campaign, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will likely end up with a narrow plurality in a highly fragmented field.
Jacqueline Parry discusses post-conflict reconciliation in Iraq, and the possible reemergence of an Iraqi nationalism.
With Syria, Libya, and Iraq grappling with either the specter of war or its immediate aftermath, there is an urgent need to analyze the politics of post-conflict reconstruction.
As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.