Writings by Topic: Iraq

Press Releases
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Michael Rubin Joins MEF as Director of Policy Analysis News from the Middle East ForumDecember 15, 2023
MEQ Features Bleak Assessment of Israel's Oct. 7 Response News from the Middle East ForumDecember 5, 2023
New MEQ Features Gaza Strategy Debate News from the Middle East ForumSeptember 5, 2023
MEF Welcomes Jonathan Spyer as Director of Research News from the Middle East ForumNovember 4, 2022
Migrant Crisis Dominates Most Widely Read Middle East Forum Articles of 2015 News from the Middle East ForumJanuary 11, 2016
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Turkish Corridors Are a Tool of Imperialism; It's Time to Turn the Tables Middle East Forum ObserverApril 23, 2024
Israel-Iran: Neither Appeasement nor Deterrence VOA NewsApril 19, 2024
While World Focuses on Gaza, Related Syria Conflict May Explode The AustralianApril 6, 2024
Don't Play the Ethnic Card in Iran Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 25, 2024
A World without the Islamic Republic of Iran Middle East ForumMarch 20, 2024
Pentagon Report Says ISIS Taps Turkey for Cash Transfers to Support Global Ops Nordic MonitorFebruary 26, 2024
Iraqi Court's Decision Threatens to Undermine Kurdish Autonomy VOA NewsFebruary 22, 2024
The U.S. Must Stand by and for the Kurds RealClear WorldFebruary 22, 2024
Washington's Iran Policy Requires a Paradigm Shift JNSFebruary 13, 2024
ISIS Plot to Assassinate George Bush Reminds Us the Border Crisis Security Threat Is Real The New York PostFebruary 12, 2024
Do Iraqis Really Want the Americans to Withdraw? Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 12, 2024
Interview with Shaykh Muhammad al-Tamimi of Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq SubstackFebruary 9, 2024
Who Killed the Three U.S. Soldiers at Tower 22? The Jerusalem PostFebruary 3, 2024
Kata'ib Hezbollah Announces Suspension of Operations Against the U.S. SubstackJanuary 30, 2024
While Iran's Recent Strikes Show Weakness, Its Threat of Escalation Is Working The Times of IsraelJanuary 22, 2024
The U.S. Must Reduce Iranian Influence in Iraq The AlgemeinerJanuary 4, 2024
Why Is the Gaza War Different? JNSDecember 31, 2023
Iran's Quds Force mentored Turkish Jihadist Killed by Israeli Drone in Lebanon, Confidential Documents Reveal Nordic MonitorNovember 26, 2023
'The Islamic Resistance in Iraq'- A Brief Overview and Analysis SubstackNovember 25, 2023
Iran's Controlled Escalation Against Israel, U.S. The Jerusalem PostNovember 25, 2023
The 'Confessions' of Elizabeth Tsurkov: Translation and Overview SubstackNovember 13, 2023
Iran's "Controlled Insurgency" against the U.S. in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem Strategic TribuneNovember 2023
The Life of Wesam Ghareb of the 313 Force SubstackOctober 27, 2023
Tehran Makes Its Moves on the Border of Israel Amid Gaza Standoff The AustralianOctober 26, 2023
A Brief Biography of Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi: The Islamic State's Third Caliph SubstackOctober 3, 2023
The Islamic State and Its Treatment of 'Out-Groups': A Comparative Analysis The Center for Jutice & AccountabilityAugust 2023
The Islamic State's Pillage Economy: The Policy of Confiscations The Center for Jutice & AccountabilityAugust 2023
Iraqi Christians' Never-Ending 'Black Day' The StreamSeptember 8, 2023
Caliphs of the Shadows: The Islamic State's Leaders Post-Mawla CTC SentinelAugust 2023
New Speech by Islamic State Spokesman on Death of Caliph Abu al-Husayn al-Husayni al-Qurashi and Appointment of Abu Hafs al-Hashimi al-Qurashi SubstackAugust 4, 2023
Tsurkov Kidnapping Shows Who Really Runs Iraq The Jerusalem PostJuly 29, 2023
The Disappearance of Princeton Student Elizabeth Tsurkov in Iraq SubstackJuly 10, 2023
Biden Admin to Tehran: Please Take $17 Billion for New Deal Fox NewsJune 8, 2023
UN Sec-Gen Guterres Shakes Bloody Hands in Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 11, 2023
Israel Attacks Targets in Syria as Shadow War with Iran Heats Up Fox NewsFebruary 19, 2023
Will Iranian Drones to Russia Finally End Its Immunity? The Jerusalem PostDecember 31, 2022
Iran Protests: Inside the Kurdish Uprising Against the Iranian Regime The Jerusalem PostDecember 16, 2022
Erdoğan Sold Out Turkey's Mosul Consulate in 2014 to Get ISIS Oil Nordic MonitorDecember 15, 2022
'The Regime Will Lose Control': Interview with an Iranian Revolutionary The Jerusalem PostDecember 9, 2022
'The Fear Has Gone': Iranian Protestors in Iraq The AustralianNovember 26, 2022
Can the U.S. Stop Turkey's Next Invasion of Syria? The Jerusalem PostNovember 21, 2022
Turkey and Iran Attack Kurdish Areas in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem PostNovember 21, 2022
Iran-Russia Drone Partnership Threatens Middle East and the West Atlantic CouncilNovember 18, 2022
The IRGC Will Stop at Nothing to Punish Iranian Protesters The Wall Street JournalNovember 17, 2022
Iran's Regime Worried Protests Entering an 'Armed Phase.'" The Jerusalem PostNovember 17, 2022
Israel's Partial Victory CommentaryDecember 2022
Iranians in Crimea? The Russia-Iran Model for Syria Moves to Ukraine The Jerusalem PostOctober 19, 2022
Has Iran's Decision to Supply Drones to Russia Destroyed Its Lobby? The Jerusalem PostOctober 19, 2022
Iranian Kurds Fear Regime's Threat of Incursion The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2022
What U.S., Israel Should Learn from Iran Missile Attacks on Iraq The Jerusalem PostOctober 9, 2022
U.S. Raid Targets Continued ISIS Presence in Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2022
Erdoğan's Judiciary Goes Easy on Jihadists in Turkey Nordic MonitorOctober 6, 2022
Iran Continues to Attack Kurds in Response to Protests The Jerusalem PostOctober 5, 2022
Tehran Imports Arab Proxies to Fight Growing Protests The Jerusalem PostSeptember 30, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraq's Dangerous Actor, Part II: Looking Ahead GISSeptember 29, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraq's Dangerous Actor, Part I: Beginnings GISSeptember 28, 2022
Iran Claims its New Missile can Strike Parts of Europe The Jerusalem PostSeptember 22, 2022
Russia Uses Iranian Drones in Strikes in Ukraine The Jerusalem PostSeptember 17, 2022
Israel-U.S. CENTCOM Ties Worry Tehran The Jerusalem PostSeptember 12, 2022
ISIS Operated Freely in Turkey over the Past Decade Nordic MonitorSeptember 8, 2022
U.S.-Israel Wack-A-Mole Strategy Fails to Deter Iran in Syria The Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr Retires: What Next in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2022
Iranian Drones Acquired by Russia May Be Failing The Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2022
Iraq Says Turkey Has Violated Its Sovereignty 22,742 Times Since 2018 Nordic MonitorAugust 29, 2022
Key Takeaways from Iranian President Raisi's Speech The Jerusalem PostAugust 29, 2022
Why the U.S. Airstrike on Iranian Forces in Syria Matters The Jerusalem PostAugust 24, 2022
New Iran Deal Could Bolster Regime's Military-Industrial Complex The Jerusalem PostAugust 22, 2022
Ankara Continues Killing U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria; Girls Playing Volleyball Are Latest Victims The Jerusalem PostAugust 21, 2022
Sadrist Protests Against Iranian Influence: Iraq's Testing Moment The Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2022
Does Killing Jihadist Leaders Matter? PJ MediaAugust 3, 2022
The Killing of Zawahiri: Twenty Years Too Late The Jerusalem PostAugust 2, 2022
Insurrection Iraq-Style: Toward a Deeper Instability The Jerusalem PostAugust 1, 2022
Ankara and Tehran Instigate Iraq Chaos The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2022
Erdoğan Murders Renowned U.S. Kurdish Ally in Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2022
Turkish Rockets Massacre Tourists in Iraq - An Explanation The Jerusalem PostJuly 20, 2022
The Liberation of the Arabs From the Global Left Tablet MagazineJuly 11, 2022
Does Iran Take Israel-Gulf Air Defense Cooperation Seriously? The Jerusalem PostJuly 11, 2022
Breaking Away from Iran (Part 2): Iraq GISJuly 5, 2022
Breaking Away from Iran (Part 1): Lebanon GISJuly 4, 2022
The Vast Iran-Hezbollah Drone Threat Is Escalating The Jerusalem PostJuly 2, 2022
The Latest Killings in Iran May Indicate a Notable Shift in Israeli Strategy JNSJune 29, 2022
Iran Is Worried about U.S.-Israel-Saudi Talks Ahead of Biden's Trip The Jerusalem PostJune 27, 2022
Iraq's Miracle: A Country that No Longer Needs a Leader or Government The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2022
Iraq at a Crossroads: Kurdish Energy Competition with Iran GISJune 14, 2022
Erdoğan Secured the Release of a Convicted Jihadist Who Was Serving a Life Sentence in the UAE Nordic MonitorJune 13, 2022
Can Syria Handle the New 'Octopus' Doctrine? The Jerusalem PostJune 13, 2022
Understanding the New Israel-Iran Tensions The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2022
Iran's Drone War Over Iraq Is Getting Dangerous The Jerusalem PostJune 9, 2022
Bennett's Iran Strategy: Playing Politics or Cementing His Legacy? The Jerusalem PostJune 8, 2022
Hamas Operatives Granted Turkish Citizenship, Assumed Turkish Names to Avoid Global Scrutiny Nordic MonitorJune 6, 2022
Can More Advanced Helicopters Help Israel Confront Iran? The Jerusalem PostJune 2, 2022
About the Iraqi Asylum Seeker Who Allegedly Wanted to Import an ISIS Terrorist Hit Squad TownhallMay 27, 2022
What Are Iran's Options After the IRGC Assassination? The Jerusalem PostMay 24, 2022
Do Tyrants Heed Their Minions? A Look at Putin and Saddam The Washington TimesMay 23, 2022
Assassination of IRGC Officer Reveals Iran's Hollow System The Jerusalem PostMay 22, 2022
U.S. - Israel Military-to-Military Relations Heat Up The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2022
Why Israel Needs Prepositioned U.S. Materiel The HillMay 12, 2022
Does Iran Benefit if Russia Moves Units from Syria? The Jerusalem PostMay 9, 2022
How Concerned Should We Be about the Iranian Drone Threat? The Jerusalem PostMay 5, 2022
Seyed Hossein Mousavian: Regime Exile or Tehran's Man in America? The DispatchMay 4, 2022
Yazidis in Iraq Displaced Again; International Community Ignores Fighting The Jerusalem PostMay 4, 2022
Iranian Attacks in Iraq Reflect Weakness, Disarray The Jerusalem PostJanuary 20, 2022
Did Turkey Use Chemical Weapons in Northern Iraq? The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2021
Who Bombed Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi? The Wall Street JournalNovember 8, 2021
U.S. Strikes on Pro-Iran Militias Reveal Iran's Arms Trafficking Hub NewsweekJune 29, 2021
The Growing Threat Facing Israel from Iraq The Jerusalem PostJune 3, 2021
Iraqi Government Prevents Jews from Participating in Pope's Historic Visit The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2021
Biden Inherited Immense Leverage over Iran. Will He Use It? The Jewish ChronicleJanuary 14, 2021
Shia Militias Threaten US, Israel in Iraq The Jerusalem PostDecember 31, 2020
Iran Threatens US Kurdish Allies in Iraq The HillOctober 23, 2020
The War for the Future of Syria and Iraq Will Be Fought on Smartphones Foreign PolicyOctober 4, 2020
How the US is Doing More with Less in Iraq The HillSeptember 16, 2020
The Kurdistan Region in Iraq Tries to Balance Turkey, Iran and the United States The National InterestSeptember 8, 2020
Murder of Iraqi Commentator Al-Hashimi Is a Blow for the Region The Jerusalem PostJuly 7, 2020
Turkey, Erdogan's Arc of Destabilization in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostJuly 2, 2020
In War, Islamists Destroy Cultural Sites, America Protects Them The DiplomatistJune 27, 2020
Traitor for Hezbollah: Minnesota Linguist Lured by "Honeypot" Spy Scheme Creative Destruction MediaMay 10, 2020
ISIS Resurges in Syria, Iraq amid COVID-19 Pandemic The Jerusalem PostApril 17, 2020
Assessing the US Strategy in Iraq The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2020
Pro-Iranian Militias in Iraq Debate Best Way to Defeat US The Jerusalem PostMarch 29, 2020
The Situation in Iraq: Policy Implications for the West The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityMarch 24, 2020
Was Iranian IRGC General "Siamand Mashhadani" Killed in US Airstrikes? The Jerusalem PostMarch 14, 2020
Is Iran behind Rocket Attack that Killed US-led Coalition Forces in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostMarch 12, 2020
After Soleimani, Iran Sends Shamkhani to Iraq to Take Control The Jerusalem PostMarch 10, 2020
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
Too Little, too Late in Syria, Where Turkey Undermined the Rebellion The HillFebruary 13, 2020
Diplomacy Alone Won't End the Iranian Threat National ReviewFebruary 12, 2020
Explaining Washington's New Pro-Ankara Policy The Jerusalem PostFebruary 12, 2020
Fire Weaver: Israel's Super High-Tech Secret Weapon to Win the Next Big War? The National InterestFebruary 8, 2020
Arab States Showcase Jewish Heritage and Memory with Renovation Projects The Jerusalem PostFebruary 8, 2020
Confirmed: Israel Now Has Two Squadrons of Souped-Up F-35I Adir The National InterestFebruary 7, 2020
Iran Exploits Vacuum of Power in Southern Syria to Threaten Israel The Jerusalem PostFebruary 7, 2020
The U.S. Needs Israel-Style Air Defense to Stop Iran The HillJanuary 30, 2020
The Unthinkable: Soleimani Executed in Iraq The Jerusalem PostJanuary 3, 2020
US-Iran Showdown Begins in Iraq The Wall Street JournalDecember 30, 2019
Who Is Attacking American Troops in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2019
Iranian Munitions Used to Kill Protests in Iraq The Jerusalem PostNovember 10, 2019
Revolt against Iran's 'System' in Iraq and Lebanon The Jerusalem PostOctober 31, 2019
Increasing Evidence of Iran's Role in Crackdown on Protests in Iraq The Middle East Center for Reporting and AnalysisOctober 30, 2019
Iran's Model: Smash the Protests in Lebanon and Iraq The Jerusalem PostOctober 29, 2019
Iraq Trolls U.S. Syria Withdrawal, Tells American Troops They Can't Stay The Jerusalem PostOctober 22, 2019
After Syria Debacle, Congress Must Act for Kurdish Region of Iraq The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2019
Why Did Iraqi Forces Shoot Protesters? The Jerusalem PostOctober 6, 2019
Iraq Blames Israel for Airstrikes: Why Now? The Jerusalem PostOctober 2, 2019
Sensitive and Strategic Border Crossing between Iraq and Syria Opens The Jerusalem PostSeptember 30, 2019
How ISIS Operates in Iraq Today The Jerusalem PostSeptember 27, 2019
The US Cannot Neglect Iraqi Kurdistan The HillSeptember 27, 2019
In Iraqi Kurdistan, New Leadership Faces Old Challenges The National InterestSeptember 23, 2019
Concerns Arise after Iraq Cracks Down on Al-Hurra Channel The Jerusalem PostSeptember 4, 2019
Iran's Confused Response to Iraq Strikes The National InterestSeptember 2, 2019
One Man Predicted the Iraq Airstrikes: Ceng Sagnic The Jerusalem PostAugust 28, 2019
Iran's Allies in Iraq Face Complex Choice amid Increasing 'Airstrikes' The Jerusalem PostAugust 24, 2019
Could US Forces Be Targeted amid Iran-Israel Tensions in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostAugust 22, 2019
How Does Iran View Neighboring Iraq? The Jerusalem PostAugust 22, 2019
Suspected Israeli Strikes in Iraq Raise Fears of Escalation in Iran Proxy Fight The Washington TimesAugust 21, 2019
Are Airstrikes on Shi'ite Militias in Iraq a New Front? The Jerusalem PostAugust 20, 2019
How Will Iraq Interpret Third Explosion at Base of Iran-backed Militias? The Jerusalem PostAugust 15, 2019
Threat to US from Iranian-backed Forces in Iraq Increases, US Report Says The Jerusalem PostAugust 7, 2019
Iraq Still Struggling with Helping Yazidis Five Years after Genocide The Jerusalem PostAugust 3, 2019
Israeli Jets Appear to Have Struck Iraq for the First Time Since 1981 The Wall Street JournalAugust 1, 2019
Will Meeting between Trump and Murad Help Yazidis Who Survived ISIS? The Jerusalem PostJuly 20, 2019
New Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Declares 'New Era' The Jerusalem PostJuly 10, 2019
Iraq Launches Another Offensive against ISIS. Why? The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2019
Iraq's De-militiafication Is a Sham The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2019
Jewish Experience of Genocide Helps Heal Victims of ISIS The Jerusalem PostJuly 1, 2019
Iranian-backed Militias in Iraq May Have Used Drones against Saudi The Jerusalem PostJune 30, 2019
Protesters Storm Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad after U.S.-Backed Summit The Jerusalem PostJune 30, 2019
In Iraq and Syria, Turkey Faces New Challenges The Jerusalem PostJune 29, 2019
Iran Envisions Joint Military Exercises, Missile Defense with Iraq The Jerusalem PostJune 24, 2019
Memories of Yazidis and Lalish on World Refugee Day The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2019
Who Is Targeting U.S. Forces and Foreign Oil Companies in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostJune 19, 2019
Iraqis Remember ISIS Massacres Five Years Later The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2019
Whodunit? The Rocket Fired Near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2019
Evidence Grows that Iran is Stationing Missiles Directed at Israel The Jerusalem PostMay 17, 2019
Kurdistan Region Worried as U.S. and Iran Tensions Grow The Jerusalem PostMay 16, 2019
Baghdadi Is Back, but Can He Salvage ISIS? The Jerusalem PostApril 30, 2019
Yazidi Survivors of ISIS Rape Have New Hope After Community Ruling The Jerusalem PostApril 28, 2019
Coalition Focuses on 'Enduring Defeat' of ISIS in Syria, Iraq The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2019
Iran Wants America Out of Iraq - Will it Succeed? The HillMarch 29, 2019
Iran Is Making a Play to Outmaneuver the United States in Iraq The National InterestMarch 27, 2019
Is Iran's Foreign Minister Taking Over the 'Iraq File'? The Jerusalem PostMarch 27, 2019
Ferry Tragedy and Corruption in Mosul Affect All Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 25, 2019
Iran-Backed Militias Step Up the Battle in Iraq Wall Street JournalMarch 18, 2019
Iranian President in Baghdad for His Own 'Deal of the Century' The Jerusalem PostMarch 11, 2019
Iraq's Difficult Road Ahead on Display at Suli Forum in Kurdish Region The Jerusalem PostMarch 9, 2019
Yazidi and Shi'ite Children Celebrate Freedom from ISIS The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2019
Yazidis Rescued From ISIS Face Bleak Future Upon Return to Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 4, 2019
Survivors of ISIS Genocide Have Nothing, Four Years Later The Jerusalem PostFebruary 20, 2019
Iraqi Refugees in North Aleppo Countryside aymennjawad.orgFebruary 17, 2019
Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2019
Arab Armies Under the Microscope The Jerusalem PostFebruary 13, 2019
Chronicler of Iraq's Jewish History Murdered in Karbala The Jerusalem PostFebruary 4, 2019
Iranian-Backed Militias Threaten U.S. Forces in Iraq The Jerusalem PostFebruary 3, 2019
Kurdistan Region of Iraq Caught Between Turkey-PKK Conflict The Jerusalem PostJanuary 28, 2019
Hashd Formations of Iraq: Interview with Harakat Ahrar al-Iraq aymennjawad.orgJanuary 18, 2019
Is Iran's Influence in Iraq Growing, or Has It Reached a Plateau? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 2, 2019
A Year of Tyranny and Murder The Jerusalem PostDecember 27, 2018
With U.S. Policy on Syria in Turmoil, Will ISIS Win? The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2018
Rojava Peshmerga - The Group May be the US's Ticket Out of Syria Crisis The Jerusalem PostDecember 18, 2018
Israel and the Yazidis The Jerusalem PostNovember 26, 2018
The Return of ISIS Jonathanspyer.comNovember 2, 2018
The Annihilation of Iraq's Christian Minority Gatestone InstituteOctober 28, 2018
Iran's Imploding Strategy Jerusalem PostOctober 5, 2018
Iraq Has A New Government. Now What? Jerusalem PostOctober 4, 2018
Kurdistan Region in Iraq Goes to Polls a Year after Independence Vote Jerusalem PostOctober 2, 2018
Iran Strike's Message to Region: "Borders Don't Matter" Jerusalem PostOctober 1, 2018
Iraqi Women That Defy Islamic Conservatives Keep Getting Murdered Jerusalem PostSeptember 30, 2018
A Year after Referendum, Kurds in Iraq Face Iran and Us Powerbrokers Jerusalem PostSeptember 21, 2018
Iraqis Protest Growing Iranian Influence in the Country Jerusalem PostSeptember 15, 2018
How the U.S. Could Lose Iraq to Creeping Iranian Influence Jerusalem PostSeptember 14, 2018
Iran's Attack on Kurds Is a Message to Washington, Riyadh and Jerusalem Jerusalem PostSeptember 9, 2018
Iranian Artillery Targets Kurdish Groups in Iraq Jerusalem PostSeptember 8, 2018
Ungovernable Iraq: Baghdad Can't Form a Government Months after Election Jerusalem PostSeptember 5, 2018
Iran's Power Play Shows Depth of Missile Threat Jerusalem PostSeptember 2, 2018
Is Washington Scrambling To Prevent Iran-Backed Parties From Forming Iraq's New Government? TzarizmSeptember 1, 2018
Yazidi Genocide Survivors Say ISIS Supporters Returning to Northern Iraq Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2018
Abadi Tries to Strong-Arm the PMU, but Why the Sudden Janus-Face? TzarimAugust 25, 2018
After ISIS, Secrets of Jewish Mosul Emerge from the Rubble The ForwardJuly 9, 2018
Can Lindsey Graham Save U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East? Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2018
Iraq After The Chaos Of ISIS Jerusalem PostJune 2, 2018
The Populist Revolt Reaches Iraq World Affairs JournalMay 22, 2018
The Sultan's Pleasure: Turkey Expands its Operations in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 30, 2018
Islam's 'Slow Motion' Genocide of Christians FrontPage MagazineMarch 12, 2018
Iraqi Kurdistan's Post-Referendum Isolation Boosts Iran The Jerusalem PostJanuary 20, 2018
Who Is Qais al-Khazali, and Why Should You Care? The Jerusalem PostDecember 15, 2017
Erdoğan's Kurdish Gambit BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 15, 2017
The Disastrous Results of the Iraqi Kurds' Referendum The Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2017
Iraqi Kurdistan's Crisis: A Failure of Strategy The American SpectatorOctober 22, 2017
The Fall of Kirkuk: Made in Iran The American InterestOctober 18, 2017
The Islamic State and the Kurds: The Documentary Evidence CTC SentinelSeptember 21, 2017
The Kurds Are About to Blow up Iraq World Affairs JournalAugust 17, 2017
The Myth of ISIS's Strategic Brilliance The AtlanticJuly 20, 2017
Hands Off the Antiquities The American InterestJuly 15, 2017
After Liberation, Will Mosul Fall to Iran? The TowerJuly 12, 2017
Journeys to Mosul Middle East Review of International AffairsJune 15, 2017
Can ISIS Survive the Caliphate's Collapse? BICOMMay 16, 2017
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq September-October 2016
Who Will Dominate Iraq and Syria after ISIS? The Jerusalem PostMarch 10, 2017
Dispatch from Mosul The Jerusalem ReportMarch 7, 2017
The Battle for Mosul: A Frontline Report The AustralianFebruary 11, 2017
The Real Obama Legacy The Daily CallerJanuary 5, 2017
New Leads on Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities The HillDecember 17, 2016
Iran and Turkey Jostling for Power in Iraq The Jerusalem PostNovember 5, 2016
Tackling the Middle East after the Election The American SpectatorNovember 4, 2016
Dissent in the Islamic State: Abu al-Faruq al-Masri's 'Message on the Manhaj' Combating Terrorism Center (West Point)October 31, 2016
Turkey's Land-Grab Wish List The Gatestone InstituteOctober 20, 2016
Stories of the Mujahideen: Women of the Islamic State JihadologyOctober 17, 2016
Turkey's Dangerous Moves in Iraq The Gatestone InstituteOctober 11, 2016
Disunity as Kurds, Turks, Shia, and Sunnis Fight over Mosul The AustralianOctober 8, 2016
What Follows the Defeat of ISIS in Mosul? The Jerusalem ReportSeptember 27, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq August 1–August 31, 2016
Don't Destroy ISIS BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 2, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq June 1–July 31, 2016
Islamic State Shifts Strategy The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq April 1–May 31, 2016
Humor, Counter-terrorism, and ISIS The Sun-SentinelMay 20, 2016
A Caliphate Under Strain: The Documentary Evidence CTC SentinelApril 22, 2016
ISIS is Collapsing The Miami HeraldApril 19, 2016
Unseen Islamic State Military Commanders Manual: Qualities and Manners of the Mujahid Commander JihadologyApril 11, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq March 1–March 31, 2016
Iraq's Coming Apocalypse The Washington TimesMarch 13, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq February 1–February 29, 2016
Trump's Saddam Nostalgia The Daily CallerFebruary 29, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq January 1–January 31, 2016
Is ISIS Good at Governing? The Brookings InstitutionFebruary 3, 2016
Eclipse of the Caliphate The Jerusalem ReportJanuary 21, 2016
ISIS Is Not the Main Problem in the Middle East PJ MediaJanuary 19, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq November 1–December 31, 2015
Norway Ready to Rid Itself of Radical Mullah Krekar The Weekly StandardJanuary 11, 2016
Turkey's Dangerous Ambitions The Gatestone InstituteDecember 24, 2015
Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State: Full Text and Translation The GuardianDecember 7, 2015
Caliphate Accompli Jihad WatchNovember 29, 2015
The Kurds Can Defeat ISIS if We Provide Incentives The Jerusalem PostNovember 22, 2015
The Paris Attacks Reflect Intelligence Failure, Not Change in ISIS Strategy The Huffington PostNovember 20, 2015
Washington Won't Arm Christians Fighting ISIS FrontPage MagazineNovember 18, 2015
Islamistphobes Unite! The Toronto SunNovember 14, 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq October 1–October 31, 2015
Where's the Feminist Outrage over ISIS's Savage Treatment of Women? Fox NewsOctober 8, 2015
Tehran's Servants: Iraq's Shia Militias Emerge as the Key Armed Force Facing Islamic State in Iraq The Henry Jackson SocietyOctober 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq various publicationsSeptember 1–September 30, 2015
Unseen Islamic State Fatwas on Jihad and Sabaya JihadologySeptember 25, 2015
Middle East Provocations and Predictions The Mackenzie InstituteSeptember 9, 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq various publicationsAugust 1-August 31, 2015
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq various publicationsJuly 1-July 31, 2015
Critical Analysis of the Islamic State's Health Department JihadologyAugust 27, 2015
Turkey, US Aim to Broaden Campaign Against ISIS Defense NewsAugust 23, 2015
The Heroes Working to Rescue ISIS's Core Victims The New York PostAugust 20, 2015
America Should Aim to Contain, not Destroy, ISIS The Huffington PostAugust 12, 2015
Why Canada's Left Has Lost My Vote The Toronto SunAugust 11, 2015
The Evolution in Islamic State Administration: The Documentary Evidence Perspectives on TerrorismAugust 5, 2015
Dispatch from Iraq: the Stealth Iranian Takeover Becomes Clear PJ MediaJuly 31, 2015
Dispatch from Iraq: The Ghosts of Old Baghdad The Jerusalem ReportJuly 8, 2015
Dispatch from Iraq: Iran-Backed Militias Keep ISIS at Bay, for a Price The AustralianJuly 4, 2015
The Islamic State Caliphate Turns One The Huffington PostJuly 1, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJune 1-June 30, 2015
Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan The Weekly StandardJune 17, 2015
Islamic State: The Myth of a Baathist 'Hidden Hand' IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency MonitorJune 2015
Never Again? The ISIS Genocide of Yazidis The Huffington PostJune 10, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsApril 1-May 15, 2015
How Obama Lost Ramadi PJ MediaMay 18, 2015
Why Don't Americans Trust Republicans on Foreign Policy? PJ MediaApril 11, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsMarch 16-31, 2015
Losing Ground in Iraq, ISIS Pushes Farther into Syria PJ MediaApril 9, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsFebruary 16 - March 15, 2015
The Kobani Precedent The Jerusalem ReportMarch 25, 2015
The Return of Iraqi Shi'i Militias to Syria The Middle East InstituteMarch 16, 2015
The Islamic State's Shocking Assault on History The National InterestMarch 11, 2015
The U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy's True Cost The Daily BeastMarch 2, 2015
Syria's Civil War Could Stabilize Its Region The Washington TimesFebruary 26, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsFebruary 1-15, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJanuary 15-31, 2015
Obama's 'Secret Iran Strategy' Began in 2006 with Robert Gates PJ MediaFebruary 8, 2015
Islamic State Defeat in Kobani Will Be Hard to Replicate The Jerusalem PostJanuary 29, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJanuary 1-15, 2015
Who's to Blame in Iraq? Part II: The Sunni Side Foreign PolicyJanuary 8, 2015
Who's to Blame in Iraq? Part I: The Shi'a Side Foreign PolicyJanuary 7, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsDecember 16-31, 2014
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsNovember 16 - December 15, 2014
Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq The TowerDecember 2014
Can Islamic State Survive without Baghdadi? BBCNovember 10, 2014
The Jihadi Connection between Sinai, Gaza and Islamic State The Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2014
ISIS Justifies Its Yazidi Slaves National Review OnlineOctober 16, 2014
ISIS: Can the West Win Without a Ground Game? The TowerOctober 2014
Is the "Islamic State" a Good Thing? FrontPage MagazineOctober 2, 2014
The Guns of August The Jerusalem ReportSeptember 17, 2014
John Esposito Takes 'Islam' Out of ISIS American ThinkerSeptember 14, 2014
There's No Difference between ISIS and ISIL National Review OnlineSeptember 12, 2014
At the Kurdistan Front The Weekly StandardSeptember 12, 2014
Hello, Kurdistan The Washington TimesSeptember 10, 2014
14 Million Refugees Make the Levant Unmanageable PJ MediaSeptember 8, 2014
Despite Setbacks, Islamic State Faces no Danger to its Existence The Jerusalem PostSeptember 4, 2014
The IS-Kurdish War The National PostAugust 30, 2014
From the Ashes of Iraq: Mesopotamia Rises Again The National InterestAugust 20, 2014
World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World The Gatestone InstituteAugust 6, 2014
Caliph Ibrahim's Brutal Moment The Washington TimesAugust 5, 2014
Fractured States The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2014
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Message as Caliph Gatestone InstituteJuly 2, 2014
Iraq Needs Unity, Not Partition The Daily BeastJune 27, 2014
Sadly, There's Nothing the U.S. Can Do to Save Iraq The National PostJune 27, 2014
Turmoil in Iraq Spells Trouble for Oil Markets The Wall Street JournalJune 23, 2014
Kurdish Advances The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2014
Turkey's Support for ISIS Islamist Terrorists The Washington TimesJune 17, 2014
Second Front Opens in the Sunni-Shia War PJ MediaJune 15, 2014
An 'Islamic State' Is Born The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2014
ISIS Rampages, the Middle East Shakes National Review OnlineJune 12, 2014
War Across the Borders PJ MediaMarch 28, 2014
With Iraq on the Brink, a New Sunni Insurgency Emerges PJ MediaMarch 20, 2014
Anatomy of militant groups reveals Iraq's different challenges The National (UAE)February 12, 2014
The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Current Trends in Islamist IdeologyJanuary 27, 2014
Comprehensive Reference Guide to Sunni Militant Groups in Iraq JihadologyJanuary 23, 2014
Iraq: Has Brotherhood Hijacked Protests? Islamist GateJanuary 18, 2014
Bay'ah to Baghdadi: Foreign [Ideological] Support for Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham JihadologyAugust 22, 2013
Pessimism clouds any survey of Islamist protests in Iraq The National (UAE)August 19, 2013
Iraq offers little historical precedent in the Syrian crisis The National (UAE)August 13, 2013
Behind the Iraq Protests The American SpectatorApril 18, 2013
Turkey, Iraq, and Oil The American SpectatorApril 5, 2013
Politics undermine Iraq's judiciary The Daily Star (Beirut)February 26, 2013
'Was the Iraq war worth it?' is a question unworthy of debate The IndependentFebruary 11, 2013
Iraq: Playing the Sectarian Crisis Card The American SpectatorJanuary 2, 2013
Iraq: One Year After Withdrawal The American SpectatorDecember 18, 2012
Syria: Spillover into Iraq? The Jerusalem PostNovember 18, 2012
Violence in Iraq GLORIAFall 2012
Looking at violence in Iraq The Jerusalem PostAugust 21, 2012
Baghdad on the Nile Ha'aretzAugust 17, 2012
Assessing Iraq's Oil Industry GLORIAJuly 1, 2012
No Confidence in Maliki? The American SpectatorJune 19, 2012
Iraq: A satellite state of Iran? The Jerusalem PostMay 30, 2012
Iraqi Kurdistan Without Blinders The American SpectatorMarch 22, 2012
Look at the big picture on Iraqi deaths The Daily Star (Beirut)February 27, 2012
Assessing the Surge in Iraq MERIADecember 22, 2011
Iraq's Christians Near Extinction FrontPageMagazine.comDecember 21, 2011
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Iraq's violence is for Iraqis to tackle The Daily Star (Beirut)December 16, 2011
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With U.S. Troops Leaving, Is Iraq a Democratic Country Now? PJ MediaNovember 2, 2011
Setting the Record Straight on the U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Pajamas MediaOctober 27, 2011
Preserving Iraq's Assyrians: Federalism Assyrian International News AgencyOctober 24, 2011
Will Nouri al-Maliki Survive His Second Term In Office? The Kurdish GlobeOctober 22, 2011
No, Syria won't plunge Iraq into war The Daily Star (Beirut)October 7, 2011
Kurdish-Christian rivalries The Kurdistan TribuneSeptember 25, 2011
Iraq's politicians hover above the law The Daily Star (Beirut)September 20, 2011
Panetta vs. U.S. Military on Iraq The American SpectatorSeptember 13, 2011
A Sectarian Issue The American SpectatorSeptember 7, 2011
Iraq goes the way of its Gulf neighbors The Daily Star (Beirut)August 26, 2011
Spring comes, but not for Iraq's Kurds The Daily Star (Beirut)August 12, 2011
Iraq - A Province of Iran? The Washington TimesMay 12, 2011
The Silent Extermination of Iraq's 'Christian Dogs' FrontPageMagazine.comApril 19, 2011
Iraq's Oil Industry Hudson New YorkOctober 11, 2010
Nation-Building: A Success in Iraq? Foreign Policy JournalSeptember 15, 2010
Iraq and the Middle Eastern Cold War American ThinkerAugust 21, 2010
White Elephant in Baghdad National Review OnlineMarch 30, 2010
A Watershed Election National Review OnlineFebruary 1, 2010
T. E. Lawrence, American Strategist History News NetworkJanuary 18, 2010
Limping away from a Shattered Iraq National PostJuly 8, 2009
Kurdish leaders are drunk with power Daily Star (Beirut)July 1, 2009
The Troop Drawdown Could Be Costly for Iraq Wall Street JournalJune 30, 2009
Leaders' mortality may sway Iraq's health Jane's Islamic Affairs AnalystApril 17, 2009
Obama's Mansion, Saddam's Money Philadelphia BulletinOctober 29, 2008
Getting Religion Wrong Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get ReligionOctober 2008
Return of the Purple Fingers Washington PostJune 9, 2008
The Proposed U.S. Security Commitment to Iraq House Foreign Affairs CommitteeJanuary 23, 2008
Is Iraqi Kurdistan a Good Ally? AEI Middle Eastern OutlookJanuary 2008
The Extension of the United Nations Mandate for Iraq House Foreign Affairs CommitteeDecember 19, 2007
Saddam's Damn Dam [i.e., The Mosul Dam] Jerusalem PostNovember 7, 2007
[Mosul and] Iraq's Next War Jerusalem PostOctober 31, 2007
Salvaging the Iraq War New York SunJuly 24, 2007
U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis U.S. House of RepresentativesJuly 17, 2007
Enabling Kurdish Illusions Weekly StandardMarch 19, 2007
James Baker's Terrible Iraq Report New York SunDecember 12, 2006
What went wrong: A sober look at Iraq National Review OnlineDecember 4, 2006
Right war, botched occupation USA TodayNovember 27, 2006
Nurture Iraqi democracy, from the ground up Los Angeles TimesNovember 16, 2006
Tempering Ambitions [in Iraq] National InterestNovember/December 2006
Why withdrawal from Iraq is the worst option Financial TimesOctober 26, 2006
In Iraq, Stay the Course - but Change It New York SunOctober 24, 2006
Conclusion First, Debate Afterwards Weekly StandardOctober 20, 2006
Misguided reconciliation with Baathists Philadelphia InquirerOctober 19, 2006
Last Chance for Iraq? National ReviewSeptember 11, 2006
Hugging Iraq's Leaders New York SunMay 2, 2006
About Those Iraqi WMD New York SunApril 25, 2006
Civil War in Iraq? New York SunFebruary 28, 2006
Are We Playing for Keeps? Wall Street JournalFebruary 27, 2006
Iraqi Beacon Wall Street JournalDecember 14, 2005
How to Deal with Kidnappings in Iraq Rivista di IntelligenceDecember 2005
Iraq's Comeback Kid National ReviewNovember 29, 2005
All the Wrong Reasons Private PapersNovember 13, 2005
Iraq, Unplugged National Review OnlineNovember 1, 2005
With Freedom Comes Politics Wall Street JournalOctober 18, 2005
Iraq and the Democratization of the Middle East La Rivoluzione Democratica Contro Il TerrorismoOctober 14, 2005
Only threat of force will tame Tehran The ObserverOctober 9, 2005
"The Arafat Model" National ReviewSeptember 12, 2005
What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 11, 2005
The Future of Iraq: Democracy, Civil War, or Chaos? Middle East Review of International AffairsSeptember 2005
Less Is More in Iraq Washington PostAugust 9, 2005
The Price of Compromise New York SunAugust 8, 2005
The Iraq Museum, Reloaded Tech Central StationMay 10, 2005
Let Iraq handle Sunnis Baltimore SunMay 10, 2005
That Occupation Feeling National Review OnlineApril 18, 2005
Iraq has voted Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2005
A Fresh Start National Review OnlineJanuary 28, 2005
Bush Marches Into a Second Term, His Agenda Set by Mideast Foes ForwardJanuary 28, 2005
Democracy on the Wing Washington PostJanuary 26, 2005
Listen to the Iraqis National Review OnlineJanuary 7, 2005
Vacancy National Review OnlineDecember 10, 2004
U.S. Needs To Learn Patience [in Iraq] New York SunNovember 30, 2004
What's Going Right in Iraq Los Angeles TimesOctober 24, 2004
Iraq's Electoral System: A Misguided Strategy Arab Reform BulletinSeptember 2004
Christians Disappearing From Iraq New York SunAugust 24, 2004
Losing the Shia National Review OnlineAugust 19, 2004
Out of Iraq, Out of Mind New ObserverAugust 10, 2004
Saddam the Novelist FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 9, 2004
CPA, R.I.P. National Review OnlineJune 28, 2004
'Walking Back the Cat' On Chalabi New York SunJune 22, 2004
The Wrong Elections For Iraq Washington PostJune 19, 2004
Is an Iraqi Strongman Emerging? New York SunMay 4, 2004
[Samuel Huntington and] American Purposes In Iraq New York SunApril 27, 2004
The Roots of Iraq's Rebellion New York SunApril 13, 2004
Iraq won't be perfect, but victory is still in reach Australian Financial ReviewMarch 12, 2004
Saddam's Press Lackey and "Peace" Activist in America FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 4, 2004
Islamic Law Rules In Iraq New York SunMarch 2, 2004
A tale of two crypts Jerusalem PostDecember 17, 2003
The case for 'Iraqification' Jerusalem PostNovember 19, 2003
Let Iraqis run Iraq Jerusalem PostOctober 15, 2003
[Saddam's] WMD Lies New York PostOctober 7, 2003
Iraq's Weapons & The Road to War New York PostJune 3, 2003
War as Social Work? New York PostMay 6, 2003
A Strongman for Iraq? New York PostApril 28, 2003
[Looting:] An Iraqi Tragedy New York PostApril 22, 2003
100 Bin Ladens on the Way? New York PostApril 8, 2003
After Saddam? Remaking the Mideast New York PostFebruary 11, 2003
[The Need to Name and] Know Thy Terrorists New York PostNovember 19, 2002
Bush@U.N. National Review OnlineSeptember 13, 2002
Saddam's Rap Sheet New York PostAugust 20, 2002
Brent Scowcroft is Wrong: We Must Attack Saddam FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 20, 2002
[The United States Makes] A Majority of One New York PostMarch 18, 2002
On to Baghdad?: Yes - The Risks Are Overrated New York PostDecember 3, 2001
Growing Arab Anger Won't Be Easy to Contain Wall Street JournalMarch 30, 2001
After 'Desert Storm,' Barely a Footprint Was Left in the Sand Los Angeles TimesAugust 4, 2000
Why Go It Alone [versus Iraq]? Washington PostDecember 3, 1997
Heroes and Knaves of the Kuwait Crisis Restless Mind: Essays in Honor of Amos Perlmutter1996
[Saddam Hussein] Stupid Is as Stupid Does Wall Street JournalOctober 11, 1994
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Culture in Post-Saddam Iraq Middle East QuarterlySummer 2007
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Turmoil in Iraq: Saddam's Dysfunctional Family Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
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Hot Spot: Turkey, Iraq, and Mosul Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1995
An Iraqi General Defects Middle East QuarterlyJune 1995
The Kuwaiti Resistance Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
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Public Opinion and International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War. Middle East QuarterlySummer 2014
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War and Decision Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
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