Who is Behind the Terrorist Provocation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq?

Who is Behind the Terrorist Provocation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq?

Since July 20, Iraq has been swept by a spontaneous wave of anti-Turkish actions after the night missile strike of the Barakh resort zone in the Zakhu district of the Northern Iraq province of Duhok, a city at the border of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Turkey. According to the information available, eight tourists…

Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr’s Calculations and Miscalculations

Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr’s Calculations and Miscalculations

Last month, Shiite populist leader Muqtada al-Sadr called for his supporters to resign from the Iraqi parliament. Out of 73 deputies, 64 members bound by party discipline resigned immediately and were quickly replaced by others from other parties. The unprecedented for Iraq, but quick move could turn the entire electoral map over in favor of Sadr’s…

Why Isn’t the West Sanctioning Turkey for its Special Operation in Iraq?

Why Isn’t the West Sanctioning Turkey for its Special Operation in Iraq?

The recent Russophobic frenzy by Washington and its Western allies over Russia’s special operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine with more and more anti-Russian sanctions imposed each passing day, makes one involuntarily wonder: why then doesn’t the West react in the same way to another special operation – the one Turkey is conducting on Iraqi…

From Mosul to Raqqa to Mariupol—Killing Civilians Is a Crime

From Mosul to Raqqa to Mariupol—Killing Civilians Is a Crime

Americans have been shocked by the death and destruction of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, filling our screens with bombed buildings and dead bodies lying in the street. But the United States and its allies have waged war in country after country for decades, carving swathes of destruction through cities, towns and villages on a far…

Worthy and Unworthy Victims

Worthy and Unworthy Victims

Rulers divide the world into worthy and unworthy victims, those we are allowed to pity, such as Ukrainians enduring the hell of modern warfare, and those whose suffering is minimized, dismissed, or ignored. The terror we and our allies carry out against Iraqi, Palestinian, Syrian, Libyan, Somali and Yemeni civilians is part of the regrettable…