Iraq

TOWARDS THE FULFILLMENT OF A DREAM: TURKEY OR KURDISTAN?

IDREES MOHAMMED
As Shiites-inspired politics go through an uncertain phase- amid the mounting pressure on Iran, and Syria’s standoff continues despite a significant investment in diplomacy, through the conflicting stance of Turkey and Iran – Iraq’s sectarian tension has hit a high point as the steady accumulation of disputes among political partners explodes, unleashing an even bigger risk to the country’s already challenged unity.

BASHAR AL-ASSAD’S OPPONENTS ARE FLOWING TO KURDISTAN

ABDULLA HAWEZ
Lately, Iraqi Kurdistan has witnessed vital political activity, starting from Burhan Ghalioun, chairman of the Syrian National Council (SNC)’s visit to Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese prominent druze leader, to Samir Geagea, from Lebanese opposition bloc, to Turkey’s deputy foreign minister, Feridun Sinirlioglu.

WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN IRAQ?

ABDULLA HAWEZ
The recent tension in Baghdad between Nouri Al-Maliki’s Shiite Iraqi prime minister with both Iraqi president’s deputy Tariq Al-Hashimi, and his deputy for service affairs, Salih Mutlaq, which both are Sunnis is highly connected with the regional tension between Iran and Turkey on Syria, also the timing is connected