Category: Iraq

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Patrick Cockburn: The Iraqi people are in revolt

Fear of Isis and al-Qaeda has previously persuaded Iraqis to park their reservations about the government. But now people are no longer frightened for their families, there can be no ignoring the mass corruption and lack of basic services

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Juan Cole: Iraqi Gov’t Teeters as Protest Death toll Rises to 100, with 4,000 Wounded

These protests are actually targeting the major political parties that have dominated Iraqi politics since 2005 in the wake of the Bush administration’s 2003 invasion

Mustafa Habib: How Iraq Is Standing Up For Itself, After Israeli Attacks

Often trapped between Iran and the US, Iraq’s foreign policy experts have been playing a wily game to avoid it happening again – especially after suspected Israeli attacks inside the country

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Richard Falk: Acting Beyond the State

Toward a cosmopolitan awakening?

Zain Mohammed: Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World

As the Trump Administration Weighs War, Iraqis Prepare a Carnival for Peace

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Juan Cole: Could US-Iran Conflict Tear Iraq Apart Again?

The rising tensions between the Trump administration and Iran have the potential to roil the entire Middle East, and no country feels the heat more than Iraq

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Juan Cole: Pompeo Pressures Iraq to join Press against Iran

Iraq declines

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Juan Cole: Calls to Expel US Troops from Iraq

Trump’s assertion that he intends to keep US troops in Iraq to spy on Iran has produced a firestorm of protest and controversy in Baghdad

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Patrick Cockburn: After Four Decades of Chaos is Iraq Finally Stabilizing?

All Iraqi governments are, to a greater or lesser extent, fragile because of religious and ethnic differences, but the new government is a sign that Iraq is stabilising after four decades of violence and division

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Patrick Cockburn: Haider al-Abadi is losing his grip on power

Prime Minister Abadi has been left with little choice but to leave his post, but it is likely to mean little in a system that favors political stalemate

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