Tag: Laith Kubba

Iraqi freedom vs. Iranian domination – or failed state?

     

For more than a month, Iraq’s protesters have withstood bullets and stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, as they chanted, danced and called for the ouster of the entire… Read more »

New social movement challenging Iraq’s sectarian politics

     

The largest mass protests to hit Iraq and Lebanon in decades are posing a direct challenge to the influence Iran has gained in both countries as demonstrators seek to overturn… Read more »

Iraq’s ‘wobbly democracy faces most dangerous moment yet’

     

The streets of Baghdad were silent Tuesday after a week of peaceful protests — against corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services — turned deadly. More than 100 people were… Read more »

MENA needs new strategic whole-of-region approach

     

As dire as today’s headlines from the Middle East seem, things could still get far worse, according to a new report. The region’s civil wars could grind on for years,… Read more »

Can populist demagogue help resolve Iraq’s ‘profound political crisis’?

     

The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country’s leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis… Read more »

Iraq: authoritarian nostalgia or shift from sectarian politics?

     

  Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Friday, promising continuing American military and humanitarian aid in the fight against the Islamic State, and showing… Read more »