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Iraq’s Energy Wars

Kurdish–Arab tensions in Iraq have escalated in recent months as a result of outstanding disputes between the Kurdistan Regional Government …

A Test of Democracy

On a recent visit to Iraq, I found little appetite or excitement for the upcoming local elections scheduled for April …

People by Numbers

During the ten years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, we have been bombarded by statistics that purport to indicate …

The Stateless Statesmen

The vast majority of global debate over the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq has focused on the rights …

Three’s A Crowd

My career as a diplomatic reporter began just a couple of months before the start of the First Gulf War. …

Maliki’s Damascene Affair

While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is in no position to refuse Tehran, his own power calculations have driven a …

Turning a Blind Eye

Iraq’s use of chemical weapons during its brutal eight-year-long war with Iran is one of the controversial aspects of the …

Big Dreams for Iraqi Oil

Iraq could become the second-largest oil exporter in the world by the 2030s, according to a study released on 9 …