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After more than a year of the ‘caliphate’ that daesh has brought to the Middle East, the military campaign continues to progress against an enemy that has shown it is competent at both the tactical and strategic level. While...
Since the beginning of 2015 there have been several reports that the three largest producers in OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran, would increase their exports to record levels by end of year. This has happened for both Saudi...
At 12.30pm on Friday 8 May 2015 the Conservative Party leader and current UK Prime Minister David Cameron entered Buckingham Palace to meet with Queen Elizabeth II. She asked two simple questions: ‘do you have the confidence of parliament’...
A number of vital matters stand as obstacles to the independence of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the most important being the internal Kurdish dispute and economic dependence. Kurdish party leaders in Iraqi Kurdistan are well aware of the...
The Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, in a sudden step decided to conduct fundamental changes affected his government. Where, according to Saudi Press Agency, has issued Royal orders that bear radical changes at the level of governance in...
At the beginning of 2015 several demonstrations took place in Iraq protesting the lack of new civil service positions due to the austerity budget. Graduates in particular were bitterly angry that they were not provided with jobs as was...
The fall in oil prices in the second half of 2014 came as a surprise to the Iraqi government and this led to several revisions of the budget. Several challenges were posed to the economy, given the reliance on...
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visits Washington on 14th April, 2015. The visit comes, which is the first official visit to the United States, under difficult conditions experienced by Iraq and the entire region is in serious security,...
The recent negotiations between P5+1 and Iran were conducted at an accelerated and optimistic pace. Both engaged parties entered into expectant stages so as to reach a compromise after years of stagnated negotiations, which was brokered by the framework...
To mark the Persian New Year of Nowruz, President Obama released a video greeting to the Iranian people. “For decades, our nations have been separated by mistrust and fear,” he said. “Now it is early spring. We have a chance—a...

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