Language is absolutely indispensable and critical element in successful diplomacy and ultimately in our own national security, and we are not great at it.
Iraq has been holding a regional summit, aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.
The U.S. military said the airstrikes were in retaliation for last week's killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base that it had blamed on the militia.
Mass protests are unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, as demonstrators take to the streets to decry a wide range of social and political ills.
Trump's proposed heavy handed foreign policy could lead to a rise in radicalization globally.
Different political, tribal, and governmental actors are seeking more power and influence through their involvement in the battle for Mosul.
The tragic Baghdad bombings are a consequence of the Islamic State's changing tactics and divisions within Iraq's political and security establishment.
The Iraqi Army is facing some significant challenges as it seeks to retake Fallujah from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi’s leadership is in question after major protests in Baghdad, most recently with crowds storming the Green Zone and occupying parliament.
Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi is going to have to pay attention to demands for institutional and structural change coming from the protests led by Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr.