Why Baghdad is Restoring Economic Relations with Iraq’s Kurdistan
Economic relations between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurdistan region appear to be gradually returning to normal.
What is happening in the Middle East?
Future for Advanced Research and Studies (FARAS) hosted the Egyptian journalist Mr. Imad Eddin Adib, on February 14, 2018.
The Future of Middle Eastern Armed Organizations in 2018
The role of armed organizations emerged and they became a reality and engaged in military action independently of states.
How Sports Reflect Middle East’s Political Interactions
States use sports to achieve their goals of convergence or divergence with other states, which reflect on their relations.
US Arms' Concerns between Washington and Baghdad
United States’ arms deals with Iraq re-sparked controversy after Pentagon revealed that US-made arms fell into the hands of non-allies
Significance of Iraq’s Shifting Position on Russian Oil Investments
Baghdad sees obstacles to cancelling Russia’s agreements with Kurdistan at a time when it needs Russian companies’ investments.
Why Humanitarian Corridors Became Increasingly Vital in the Middle East
There is increasing talk, in literature and local contexts of ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, of humanitarian corridors.
Why Crises Facing Doctors in the Middle East are Escalating
Crises suffered by medical doctors in several countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and Turkey, escalated to varying degrees.
How Threats Posed by Tunnels Escalated in the Middle East
Consequences of regional instability in the Middle East have escalated as a result of a spread of extensive and long tunnel networks.
Why Iraq Launched Military Strikes inside Syria
Baghdad justified its strikes on Syria by highlighting Baghdad's interest in cracking down on ISIS inside Syrian territory.
Why Tehran Attaches Great Importance to Iraqi Legislative Elections
Tehran’s wide interest in the Iraqi elections is driven by the view that they represent the main access to sustaining Iran’s influence.
Potential Trajectories for the Formation of Iraq’s Next Government
The scenario of a moderate shia bloc is the most likely one, because a general popular consensus among shia is difficult to occur.
Correlation Between Regional Developments and Internal Protests in Jordan
The recent protests in several Jordanian cities have revealed the impact of regional crises, whether geopolitical or economic on Jordan
How Does ISIS Attempt to Cope with Defeat?
Despite heavy defeats and strong military strikes, ISIS and some of its affiliates and cells are continuing their terrorist operations.
How NATO Plans to Restructure Its Military Presence in Post-ISIS Iraq
NATO’s training mission in Iraq is not expected to be easy, given the rejection of foreign military presence in the country by Shiites.