Salah Nasrawi's Articles

One of the largest scandals ever to hit the country has recently hit Iraq, but the case is still shrouded in cloak-and-dagger drama, writes Salah Nasrawi

Iraq has taken its first steps towards the formation of a new government, but whether it can find lasting peace remains in doubt.

As Algeria aims to use the upcoming Arab Summit meeting in Algiers to assert its leadership in the region, the event looks more and more likely to be another freewheeling exercise, writes Salah Nasrawi

Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has a lot to worry about. He has created a mass movement only to turn out he is lacking the edge.

A new round of public protests that has rocked Iran signals a growing sense of struggle against the country’s Islamic regime.

Iran is increasingly taking over the patronage of a massive annual Shia festival in Iraq, with many seeing it as a sign of its boosting its influence in the country.

Turkey has now more troops than ever in northern Iraq, but a full-scale invasion of the enclave will take a very heavy toll, writes Al-Ahram Weekly.

The failed attempt by Muqtada Al-Sadr to bring down the country’s entrenched ruling cliques has exposed a dangerous fault line on Iraq’s path for change, writes Al-Ahram Weekly.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to engineer a dialogue with his old foe Bashar Al-Assad while preparing to invade northern Syria in another spin to his desperate foreign policy.

As the political crisis rages on and it is unclear what stakeholders will do next, Iraqis should work out what to do in order to prevent their country falling apart.

With their dream of creating an independent state still unfulfilled, Palestinians in Gaza are resorting to a survival strategy as Israel remains a foe that has teeth and feels emboldened by deepening ties with Arabs, writes Salah Nasrawi

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr’s ambitions may have outstripped his abilities as he is now seeking to rival Iran, writes Al-Ahram Weekly.

There are growing signs that Iran is showing weak spots in its influence in Iraq, though decoupling may be the last thing on its leaders’ minds.

Leaked audio recordings attributed to former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki have deepened rifts within the country’s Shia factions and highlighted its incompetent leadership.

A trip to the region has tested Joe Biden’s new Middle East policy, but has the US president notched up a political victory just by sharing the spotlight with nine Arab leaders? Probably not.

The rhetoric about a military alliance bringing Israel together with its former regional foes is receding due to disapproval by many Arab governments and widespread public opposition.

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has always been unpredictable, but his order to his followers to walk out of Iraq’s parliament after winning a majority of seats seems bewildering.

India has long enjoyed strong ties with the Arab world, but the Indian ruling party’s rising Islamophobia could jeopardise that friendship, writes Salah Nasrawi

The UN is increasing its pressure on Iraq to repatriate thousands of former Islamic State fighters and their families from a Kurdish-controlled camp in Syria.

The effects of the failure of the Iran-US nuclear talks may go far beyond the waves of conflicts currently reverberating across the region.

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