Monday, September 27, 2021

Jordan and Iraq

Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

More than five and a half million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. The chance of a dignified and safe return to their home country is almost zero....

Iran Brings in Iraqi Popular Mobilization Militias to Suppress Ahvaz Revolution

The Iranian authorities have recruited more than 1,500 pro-Iraqi militias members from the PMF to support Iran in suppressing the Ahvaz revolution, which has expanded to the capital, Tehran, and cities such as Isfahan...

Iraq Bombings, Iranian Militia Operations under ISIS Cover

A wave of bombings and new security incidents cause a widespread damage in Iraq, which a group of analysts and researchers believe is linked to several recent political and security events in the country,...

From Iraq to Syria, Iran’s Militia Starts “Open War” with US

Attacks on US sites have escalated in recent hours harmoniously between pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq. Thursday, the Iraqi army announced that three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraq in...

Women in the Islamic State: Victimization, Support, Collaboration, and Acquiescence

Authors: Charlie Winter, Devorah Margolin Abstract This paper examines the Islamic State’s treatment of, and engagement with, women who lived under its control between 2014 and 2017. Focusing on both ‘in-group’ and ‘out-group’ women, this paper...

Shiites in Iraq

Every day the old man feels the presence of his dead son. "Harith is still with us here in this house," says Abid al-Sudani. He is a simple, hard-featured man who speaks through thin...

Ahead of Iraqi Elections.. Al-Kadhimi Faces Pro-Iranian Militias

Intimidation and threats against Iraqi activists by pro-Iranian militias and some of its affiliated parties continue before the early parliamentary elections in October, while political parties fear electoral fraud, as armed factions control the...

Hamas Meets with Iranian Militia Leaders in Iraq

Akram al-Kaabi the Secretary-General of Hezbollah al-Nujaba Movement in Iraq, who was accused of committing war crimes in Iraq, has announced that the hands of what he called the Iraqi "resistance" has reached deep...

The gulf between them: What Arab Gulf countries can learn from Iran’s approach to...

Summary The strong Iranian presence in Iraq troubles Arab Gulf leaders and discourages them from engaging with the country more deeply. Iran adopts a strategically pragmatic approach to Iraq, cooperating widely to maximise its...

Powerless against the escalation

Two foreign ambassadors argue in Iraq. The Iranian ambassador says on television: "We do not accept at all that someone - be it Turkey or any other country - intervenes militarily in Iraq, advances...