Iraq

What Now For Kurdistan?

Often a niche interest in international relations, the Kurds have in recent years see-sawed between being seen as the modern equivalent of a plucky little…



The Week That Was

A week in which markers were put down for the next few months. There was a buildup of Turkish forces along the Syrian border and…


The Forgotten War

The horrors of the Las Vegas shooting, the North Korean nuclear situation and BREXIT, is the perfect cover to allow Assad and Putin to try…


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…


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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…