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Why Iraq Is the Iran Nuclear Deal's Biggest Loser

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

The scale and nature of Iran's intervention in Iraq will have profound consequences for regional security and the struggle against ISIS. Unless the US or the GCC provide large-scale assistance to fundamentally reshape the balance of power in Iraq, escalated Iranian involvement could push Iraq closer than ever to becoming a failed state.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content...

Is This Iranian General The Mastermind Behind Iraq's Ground War?

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- When Islamic State militants retreated from the embattled town of Jurf al-Sakher last week, the Iraqi military was quick to flaunt a r...

Iran's President Pledges To Back Iraq Amid Attacks

AP | NASSER KARIMI and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 12.21.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sun...

Iraq's PM Maliki Warns Of Turmoil If He Is Replaced

AP | By VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacemen...

Iran's Top Leader Opposes US Intervention In Iraq

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday he is against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists...

Iran Vows To Defend Shiite Muslim Holy Sites In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

By Ghazwan Hassan BAGHDAD, June 18 (Reuters) - Iran's president vowed on Wednesday to defend Shi'ite holy sites in Iraq, where Sunni ...

Why America Should Let Iraq Resolve its Own Crisis

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Graham E. Fuller

The U.S. already destroyed the political, economic and social infrastructure of Iraq, turning it into an anarchic free-for-all of every clan for itself. We in the West try to deny the ugly consequences of our own actions by shrugging our shoulders and noting that Iraqis are, after all, "eternally tribal." But who do you turn to when the proverbial excrement--the destruction of your country--hits the fan? Most people revert to their core social identities--their clans, tribes, sectarian or regional groups--the only ones that can provide security against anarchy and enemies.

Official: U.S. Mulls Discussions With Iran Over Iraq Security Crisis

Reuters | Lesley Wroughton | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is mulling possible discussions with Iran over the mounting security c...

6 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Rocket Attack In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Rockets and mortar rounds struck a refugee camp for Iranian exiles next to Baghdad's international airport before dawn Saturday, killi...

U.S.: Iraq Is Helping Iran Avoid Sanctions

The New York Times | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

When President Obama announced last month that he was barring a Baghdad bank from any dealings with the American banking system, it was a rare acknowl...

Dan Froomkin

Bush's War Turned Iraq Into Iran's Best Friend | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- In the run-up to the war in Iraq, neoconservative hawks in and out of the Bush administration promised that the U.S. invasion would quic...

Iraq and Iran: A Partnership Made in America

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Arianna Huffington

"The war in Iraq will soon belong to history," proclaimed President Obama as he marked the occasion of bringing the last troops home. But while the military chapter of that disastrous undertaking might belong to history, its consequences belong very much to the present.

On Iran, Intelligence Community Faces Ghost Of Iraq

New York Times | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

At the nation’s top spy agency, the ghosts of Iraq are never far away....

Iraq And UN Agree To Relocate Iranian Exiles

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — The United Nations and the Iraqi government have signed an agreement to relocate several thousand Iranian exiles living in a camp in n...

Inside the Mind of the Atari Ayatollah

Stanley Weiss | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

If the future of Iraq seems confusing, it is in part due to the fact that nobody seems to know the mind of Moqtada al-Sadr -- including Sadr himself.

UN Seeks Probe Of Alleged Mass Killings By Iraqi Military

McClatchy | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

The UN has called on Iraq to conduct an independent investigation into the killings of 34 people at an Iranian opposition base after Iraqi authorities...

U.S. Hikers Arrested In Iran Still Not Located: State Dept

AFP | AFP 13 August 2009, 12:26am IST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US officials do not know the location of the Americans arrested after hiking into Iran from Iraq, state department spokesman Philip Crowley said Wedne...

Iran Thanks Iraq For Raid On Iranian Exile Camp That Has Killed 7

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces clashed with an Iranian opposition group for a second day Wednesday after storming a camp north of Baghdad despite U.S. a...

The Latest Neocon Attack on Obama

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

Urging Obama to stand up for human rights is all well and good. But what, exactly, would he accomplish by upbraiding Vladimir Putin for his lapses?

Key Events In Iran Since Islamic Revolution

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A look at important dates in Iranian international and domestic affairs since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. ___...

The Imperialist Right Threatens Obama on Iraq

Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gareth Porter

The idea of linking Obama's troop withdrawal plan to the Iranian position in Iraq makes no sense objectively, but it is the logical political response by those who led the United States into a disastrous war.

Iran Top Threat To Iraq, U.S. Says

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week's violence in Basra and Baghdad has convinced the Bush administration that actions by Iran, and not al-Qaeda, are the primary threat inside ...

Petraeus Ready To Talk To Iran Again

ABC News Nightline | Julie Hoppock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an exclusive interview with "Nightline's" Terry Moran, the American Ambassador to Iraq said he was concerned about Iranian influence in Iraq. When...