Hussain Abdul-Hussain is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based, nonpartisan research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy. Twitter: @hahussain
Clipping the wings of Iran and its militias
Al-Sudani’s unfulfilled promises a worry for Iraqis
Less than a month after being inaugurated as Iraq’s prime minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani is already reneging on promises he made to secure his governing coalition. The longer these pledges go unmet, the longer Iraq’s destabilizing political polarization will persist.
Scoring the Lebanon-Israel maritime deal
The headline-grabbing maritime boundary deal announced between Lebanon and Israel last week produced several winners and losers. Determining who is who is another matter.
Biden should not pass up chance to reengage Iraq
Iran has Iraq’s Kurds in its crosshairs
Blinken plays role of political activist at Negev summit
US unreliability makes regional allies cautious on Ukraine
As Europe led the world in denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Moscow, America followed, while its Middle Eastern allies did not. Arab countries and Israel voiced concern over war and called for a peaceful settlement, but fell short of criticizing Russia.
Iraqi election results confirm Iran’s unpopularity
Pope Francis can help all Arabs, not just Christians
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