Iraq

The Week That Was

The week began with an important speech by President Trump on his Afghan policy.  Important not just because it confirmed the Americans aren’t leaving, but…


The W&Y Week That Was

In this Age of Uncertainty every week seems to include news which helps show the complexities of the underlying shifts, which are taking place –…




US Strategies in the Middle East

Last week, Iran confirmed that it test-fired a ballistic missile. The United States has responded by imposing new sanctions on Iran and stating that Iran…


Mosul: The End Of The Beginning

The battle for Mosul is about to become much more bloody. After advancing slowly but surely against ISIS for the past 17 days the Iraqi…


After the Battle for Mosul?

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in the spring of 2003, Iraq has been unstable. It will remain that way for years to come irrespective…