Ankara's Motives

Implications of Turkish Troops' Incursion into Iraq's Mosul City

Entry of Turkish troops into Mosul indicates that Iraq may enter into a new chapter of internal strife.

Marwa Waheed

Targeted Killings

Why terrorist groups do not breakdown after leaders' assassination

Terrorist groups resilience despite assassinations.

The Battle for Mosul

Challenges to liberating the last bastions of ISIS in Iraq

The battle to liberate Mosul is of paramount importance to various local, regional and international parties...

Dr. Muthana Al-Obeidi

Two Conflicting Paths

Turkish Foreign Relations After the Failed Coup

The Turkish government is busy restructuring and securing its internal front. Such actions will reflect on foreign policy...

Abdullatif Hejazi

Patent Borders

Why Iran seeks security cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Syria

Iran's Security Cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Syria.

US Participation

How Iraqi Government Forces managed to reclaim strategic territories from ISIS

Two main reasons behind the recent progress of the Iraqi government's armed forces in its war against ISIS

Multiple Obstacles

Does the Ramadi re-capture open doors to Mosul?

The strategy followed in the liberation of Ramadi City from ISIS has presented a new style.

Return of Two Administrations

Expected Developments of the Political Crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan

The political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region was further exacerbated due to the escalating hassle between the KDP and PUK...

Legalizing Sectarianism

Consequences of Incorporating the Popular Mobilization Forces into Iraq's Army

Consequences of Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi's, decision to incorporate the Popular Mobilization Forces into Iraq's army.

Battle of Fallujah

Is Iraq ready to pay the price of freedom from ISIS?

Questions are raised surrounding the timing for the Battle of Fallujah, the chances of its success, and Iraq's future.

Hamed Al-Kefa'e

Problematic Amendments

The fate of Al-Abadi’s new government in Iraq

Political blocs will not agree in full to list of candidates nominated by Al-Abadi, causing delays in forming a new government.

Hamed Al-Kefa'e

Targeting leadership in the war against ISIS

Particular targeting of leaders appears to have become one of the main mechanisms followed by members of the allied forces...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

Open Scenarios

Why does Turkey insist on taking part in the battle for Mosul?

Despite Iraqi opposition to the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi soil, Ankara insists on keeping its troops...

Khorshid Delli

Problems Associated with Reconstructing Cities Liberated from ISIS

ISIS has deliberately destroyed the infrastructure of Iraqi and Syrian cities as a high-impact tool...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies

The Consequences of the Popular Mobilization Forces' Involvement in the Battle of Mosul

The Popular Mobilization Forces have overstepped the boundaries of their role in the operation to liberate Mosul...

Future for Advanced Research and Studies