American embassy attack brings US presence in Iraq back to spotlight

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The US’ continued presence in Iraq was firmly under the spotlight the past weekend, with an ......

Place and role of Hezbollah in Syrian war

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ali Hajizade is a Middle East analyst, founder, and director of thegreatermiddleeast.com He tweets @AHajizade.


Has Iraq descended into battleground for Shiite-on-Shiite civil war?

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Following a messy election, Sadrists in Iraq have ripped down portraits of Iran’s Supreme ......

Iraq’s Abadi calls for an ‘immediate’ probe into Basra bloody protests

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Iraq’s caretaker PM Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday ordered the interior ministry to conduct an ......

Muqtada al-Sadr and me: Chicago on the Tigris

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Michael Patrick Flanagan represented the 5th District of Illinois in the historic 104th Congress. He sat on the Committees on the Judiciary, Government Reform and Oversight, and Veterans’ Affairs. Prior to his Congressional Service, Michael was commissioned in the United States Army Field Artillery. After leaving Congress, Michael and his firm, Flanagan Consulting LLC, have represented both large and small corporations, organizations, and associations. In 2009, Michael took a sabbatical from his lobbying business and entered public service again with the United States Department of State in Iraq as the Senior Rule of Law Advisor on the Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Maysan, Iraq. For his work, Michael was awarded the Man of the Year by the Iraqi Courts, the Civilian Service Medal by the US Army and was also given the Individual Distinguished Honor Award. Michael is currently a consultant in Washington, D.C. His email ID is CommentsForMike@flanaganconsulting.com.


Q&A: Kurdish leader speaks to Al Arabiya English about recent Sadr alliance

Monday, 02 July 2018

The Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by Massoud Barzani, has said that his party believes in human ......

Sadr Movement: No politician has the right to revoke election results

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Jaafar al-Musawi, a spokesman for the leader of Sadr movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, said Tuesday that no ......

Arrest warrants issued for 20 accused in blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council has issued arrest warrants for 20 people accused of involvement in a ......

Muqtada Al Sadr and me: From Iran ties to a pan-Arab hero

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

In Iraq’s 2018 May 12 national elections, Muqtada al-Sadr surprisingly emerged with the ......

Will Abadi learn from Mahathir’s example?

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Adnan Hussein is the executive editor-in-chief of Al-Mada newspaper and head of the National Union of Iraqi journalists. Previously, he has held the position of Managing Editor in Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. He tweets under the handle @adnanhussein


VIDEO: Early results place Sadr bloc in lead position to determine next Iraq PM

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his bloc of parties are set to win Iraq’s ......

Sadr willing to ally with Iraqi blocs to form technocratic government

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his cross sectarian Sairoon coalition (On the move), who are set ......

Iraq’s Sadr slams Maliki’s absolute majority policy ahead of elections

Sunday, 06 May 2018

The Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr has slammed former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for ......

Is balance of power changing in Iraq to Iran’s detriment?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Freelance journalist Hamid Bahrami has served as political prisoner in Iran. He is a human rights and political activist.


Muqtada Sadr and the great sectarian tussle

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy