Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
As millions of people from the besieged community languish in detention camps, the situation is ripe for extremist groups to prey on the anger of Iraqi Sunnis, as Daesh did in 2014.
While the queen was not directly responsible for her governments’ policies, she was nevertheless a willing tool and symbol of the British state which wrought havoc across the world.
Muqtada al Sadr will always have a place and a role to play in the dysfunctional Iraqi status-quo, which helps Iran weild its influence in Iraq.
To the world, the UK's Conservative party wants to broadcast an image of diversity by fielding minority candidates. But there’s a lot else at play.
Sadr is paving the way for pro-Iranian parties to increase their seats in the Council of Representatives.
There’s nothing funny about Iraq’s destruction.
Why does Washington give Tehran’s violent proxies – which today are aiding Russia against Ukraine – a free pass?
The false narratives surrounding the US’ invasion of Iraq continue to haunt the world nearly two decades later.
Amid the reshuffling of regional dynamics and the wider tug-of-war between the US and Russia, Tehran has reverted to its modus operandi of violence and chaos.
NATO’s international credibility rapidly deteriorated since the end of the Cold War, and its reactions to Russia’s aggression is hardly a reassurance to Kiev.
Across the Muslim world, public health and safety standards are extremely low, and this has to be addressed at both the grassroots and government levels.
The positive rebranding of Muqtada al Sadr by international media and experts serves to entrench the broken post-2003 Iraqi political order, not fix it.
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