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The Importance and Implications of Ammar al-Hakim's Visit to Kirkuk for Turkmens

Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of al-Hikma—one of the important parties in Iraq appealing mainly to the Shiite community—and the National...

​Turkey-PMU Tensions Mount as Ankara Engages With Baghdad

Relations between Iraq and Turkey have seen substantial growth in recent years. Bilateral trade exceeded 20B USD in 2020—despite the...

Turkey and the Kurdish Factor in the Middle East

The diversity and competition as well as cooperation among various Kurdish actors in the Middle East, and their relations with third parties, have...

Publications

Situation of the Turkmens in the 62nd Anniversary of the Kirkuk Massacre

Many massacres were committed against the Turkmens, the third largest segment of the society in the Kingdom of Iraq that was established in 1921 by...

Hashd al-Shaabi in its 7th year: Can It Be Taken Under Control?

It is observed that in addition to its military power, the Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi militia umbrella group also known as the Popular Mobilization...

A Review of 2020 and Expectations From 2021: KRG

The year 2020 added new problems to the ongoing problems of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that had been started in previous years....

Iraq Assessment 2020: Foreign Policy and Expectations for 2021

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who became the fifth Prime Minister of Iraq in the post-2005 period, after forming the government on May 6, 2020, showed that...

Current Economic Outlook of Iraq and Economic Relations with Turkey

Political stability is the main factor affecting the economic performance of a country and political stability is positively associated with...

Is it Possible for Iraq to Normalize Relations with Israel?

US President Donald Trump who followed pro-Israeli policies in the Middle East after taking office in 2017, displayed intense diplomatic performance...

Understanding The Security Bureaucracy in Iraq: Agencies And Their Tasks

Military and internal security institutions operating under the umbrella of the security bureaucracy in Iraq have been among the most important...

US Military Presence in Iraq: Historical Background, Transformations and Repercussions

The military presence of the US (United States) in Iraq has experienced various transformations by passing through many phases parallel to the...