Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
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.
Tehran lost its most valuable strategic mind and if the past two years are anything to go by, he will not be replaced any time soon.
US-Iran geopolitical challenges and a dysfunctional Iraqi government mean the country is teetering on a precarious edge.
This is not a ‘migrant crisis’; this is a crisis of inhumanity.
The indifference towards racial slurs - and the violence they entail - attests to how deeply ingrained racism is in modern Britain.
The militant groups want a seat at the table, and are willing to apply whatever pressure it takes to ensure that they do.
The impunity enjoyed by the militias and continued collective punishment against Sunnis can only lead to civil war.
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