Iraq

“Iran and the US should negotiate face to face to make a new nuclear deal”, says Mohammad Hatami Milanlou

There is indication that the P5+1 (US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany) will agree to a new nuclear deal.   The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell traveled to Tehran and succeeded in gaining a resumption of indirect talks between the US and Iran in Qatar.   Trade between Iran and the EU reached […]

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 […]

Palestinians “Are Not Animals in a Zoo”: On Kanafani and the Need to Redefine the Role of the “Victim Intellectual”

Years before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, US media introduced many new characters, promoting them as ‘experts’ who helped ratchet up US propaganda, ultimately allowing the US government to secure enough popular support for the war. Though enthusiasm for war began dwindling in later years, the invasion of Iraq had begun with a […]

The Western press has been lying about the war in Ukraine — and more.

Eric Zuesse The norm in Western newsmedia has been to lie, and even to hide the truth, and this fact now is especially clear because what they were reporting about Russia’s ‘losing’ the war is, by now, inconceivable without there having been massive lying by them previously. Furthermore, all of those lies were not real […]

Iraq Could Be Heading Towards Another Explosion Of Violence

73 Iraqi members of parliament, for the majority Sadrist bloc, decided to hand in their resignations last week, creating fear of street protests rising and turning violent. The latest events Expose the disaster which is Iraq’s post-war sectarian system that has left the majority of Iraqi’s hopeless. After 8 months of corruption allegations and political Read More...

British man on trial in Baghdad may pay the price for Tony Blair’s war crimes

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Jim Fitton, 66, arrived at court in Baghdad and was given a 15-year sentence after being convicted of smuggling antiquities. Fitton, a British citizen was found to have artifacts in his bag, along with fellow traveler, Volker Waldmann, when they were attempting to leave Baghdad airport on March 20.  […]

Iraq Prevents Washington from Rallying the Arab World around Israel

For the past two years, the US has been actively trying to rally the Arab world around Israel, to solve the “Palestinian issue” in American terms and to force Palestine to resolve the conflict with Israel through Donald Trump’s “deal of the century,” which has a clear bias in favor of the Jewish state. Washington […]

Erdogan angers Biden but holds the keys to NATO aggression against Russia

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on May 23 a new military operation in northern Syria to establish a 30-kilometer-wide zone of Turkish occupation.  Erdogan terms the proposed action as a counterterrorism operation, with details to be announced in the next National Security Council meeting. Turkey views the US-sponsored Kurdish […]