Tagged: Iraq

Scorched Earth in Iraq and Syria

This week’s ouster of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) forces from the Syrian city of Palmyra sparked cautious optimism from some observers. Aside from the destruction of the city’s ancient ruins,...

Middle East Weekly Roundup: March 7th, 2016

Headline of the Week GCC Designates Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization After accusing Hezbollah of perpetrating hostile acts against Gulf states, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) designated the group as...

Paradigm Shifts Between Iran and Iraq  

Introduction The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has strategically used Iraq’s unstable geopolitical and security landscape to rise from obscurity to become a powerful and ruthless organization....