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Can Iran keep its Influence in Baghdad?

Can Iran keep its Influence in Baghdad?

Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | (Niqash.org) | - - Iran wants to reunite the fighting Shiite Muslim political parties in Iraq that once gave it unconditional support. But that job is far…
Why Mosul Matters

Why Mosul Matters

The Economist | (Video News Report) | - - "Mosul stands on the brink of recapture from Islamic State fighters, but the future of the city is uncertain. With several parties jostling…
US faces risks as Trump misreads the Middle East

US faces risks as Trump misreads the Middle East

Francis Ghilès | (OpenDemocracy.net) | - - Militarising the region further and taking sides in a recently concocted sectarian conflict will likely end in tears. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King…
Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

By Lucy DerTavitian | (Informed Comment) | - - The battle over Mosul appears to have ignited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansionist Ottoman era fantasies. He gained a few more adversaries…