July 31, 2019

The Dilemma of the Return of ISIS Foreign Fighters

With the facilitation of global communication and travels, foreign fighter involvement in conflicts has been steadily rising, notably with the conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, […]
July 5, 2019

Adapt and Overcome: Hezbollah and PMF’s Response to U.S Sanctions

The Trump administration’s 2018 decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and the subsequent economic sanctions that the U.S has imposed on Iran has had […]
October 25, 2018

Iraq’s Compromise: Pivotal but Insufficient in Avoiding a Head on Crisis

Following the May 2018 parliamentary elections, Iraq faced three major political proceedings: the election of the Speaker of the Parliament, the President of the Republic and […]
May 23, 2018

Iraq Special Report on the Parliamentary Elections

Surprising results from Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections, in which a coalition backed by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr came in first place, will rearrange expectations regarding […]
October 24, 2017

Kirkuk on the Brink of War

By Elie Joe Dergham & Ramy Jabbour Following the Kirkuk liberation from ISIS, as well as the Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq, questions were raised on […]
November 10, 2016

Iraq’s weak Leviathan and the sectarian demon: “the rise” of Christian militias

The much touted Mosul operation against the Islamic State (IS) is in its third week. Composed of Iraqi government troops, Kurdish Peshmerga forces, Turkey-backed Sunni fighters, […]