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Iraq may be the real problem in the US-Iranian standoff and could well be its flashpoint

Iraq is one of the richest nations on earth, yet power outages still make life intolerable in summer heat

Iran is pushing roots deeper into Iraq’s land, but a culture of patriotism and national pride may be shoring up resistance to Tehran, writes Salah Nasrawi

Though few really want the former dictator back

Satellite television networks with competing political agendas are vying for the hearts and minds of the Iraqis

A lull in the number of migrants to Europe might mean the worst is over, but it is too early to declare Europe’s victory in the fight against migration

Countries trying to avoid taking back Islamic State fighters and putting them on trial may be undermining the war against terrorism

After the “Caliphate”, the future for US troops in Iraq is still unclear, perhaps even to Iraqis

Warnings about growing Middle East instability have never been as insistent, yet prospects for change remain dim

In the run-up to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Saddam was not an indifferent observer even if he failed to grasp the unfolding events, writes Salah Nasrawi

US policy in Iraq has fallen further into disarray as its controversial top point man in Baghdad quits

Power struggle over a bizarre cabinet is complicating Iraq’s longest battle to form a government

Iraq’s frustrated Arab Sunni are striving to find ways out of their crisis by looking to Shia Iran, but that could be a strategic muddle

Once said to be rivers from paradise, the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers are now awash with poison, highlighting Iraq’s worsening environmental woes

The US wants Iraq’s Shia militias to be eliminated, but that could be a bitter pill for its new government to swallow

The empowerment of women was a core policy of the post-Saddam era in Iraq, but systemic failures have prevented Iraqi women’s full participation in society

Iraq may have a new government, but its ministers are not the ones who are really calling the shots

Although it cost Iraq one million people dead, disabled, widowed or orphaned, and huge destruction to the country as a whole, many Iraqis do not remember the war with Iran

The Shia-Sunni divide remains the greatest challenge that faces Iraq despite the rhetoric that a new government might bring sectarianism to an end

Iraq’s outgoing prime minister has gone from being the man who could save Iraq to one mired in ever-deeper controversy

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