Iran’s recent military provocations against the US and its western allies in the Gulf are straight out of Tehran’s old strategic playbook: provocations for concessions, and military adventurism...Baghdad now has a chance to push back against Iranian influence
Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, who were both killed in a US bombing in Baghdad on Friday morning, were considered the real power in Iraq, so their deaths change everything. In Iraq, the...US embassy attack was Iran’s way of showing they run Iraq
Many Iraqis call Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes “the de-facto Prime Minister of Iraq” even though he is a designated terrorist who commands Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed militia whose bases...Iran is opening a new regional front in Iraq, the US must act
The US must act after Iran opened a new front in its regional war, exploiting American weakness in Iraq to use the country as a base to target the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and threaten US interests in...