Opinion

Haider al-Abbadi has bigger problems

Iraq PM's trip to Washington is not just about the future of Iraq, but the shaping of an entire regional order.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Politics

Iraqi PM removes dozens of commanders

Military reform seen as bid to boost morale of "troops on the frontline" battling armed groups across the country.

Iraqi PM removes dozens of commanders

Politics

Mixed reactions over Iraq appointments

Key ministers appointment will facilitate the flow of much needed military assistance for Iraqi troops fighting ISIL.

Mixed reactions over Iraq appointments

Politics

Iraqi PM removes Maliki’s men from key roles

Abbadi forcibly retired two of his army generals and revoked the office of the armed forces' commander-in-chief.

Iraqi PM removes Maliki’s men from key roles

Opinion

ISIL crisis: Everyone's a winner

The geopolitics of the US war on ISIL means everyone could benefit except for those living in areas

James Denselow

by James Denselow

James Denselow

Inside Story

Will IS campaign broaden sectarian divide?

Sunnis believed to have helped the Islamic State group are reportedly subject to revenge.

Opinion

Obama's war and the Mosul variable

Long term viability of Obama's strategy depends on the people of Mosul and their relationship with t

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Opinion

The enduring short-sightedness of Iraq policies

A narrow focus on the Islamic State group and northern Iraq may lead to disaster - again.

Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew

by Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew

Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew

Opinion

On savagery and war

The Islamic State group and the wholesale violence in Iraq and Syria.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Opinion

Is Turkey's long game in Iraq a success?

The latest developments in Iraq have proven Turkey's foreign policy strategy effective.

Saban Kardas

by Saban Kardas

Saban Kardas

Opinion

The tightrope of foreign intervention in Iraq

What is Western intervention in Iraq risking?

Sharif Nashashibi

by Sharif Nashashibi

Sharif Nashashibi

Inside Story

Will Maliki's resignation save Iraq?

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step down at a time of national crisis and deep division.

Opinion

Can Abadi be the PM that Iraq needs?

Iraq's new prime minister has to move fast to bring unity to the country.

Sajad Jiyad

by Sajad Jiyad

Sajad Jiyad

Inside Story

Has the Iraqi PM outstayed his welcome?

Nouri al-Maliki remains defiant in the face of increasing isolation and international pressure to step down.

Opinion

Maliki's political games

Iraq's political crisis takes another dramatic turn, as Maliki refuses to go.

Hayder al-Khoei

by Hayder al-Khoei

Hayder al-Khoei