Tagged: ISIL

Iraq: From dictatorship to what?

Fareed Yasseen, Iraq’s ambassador to the US, is optimistic about defeating ISIL – but sees several structural threats to Iraq’s stability.

Middle East Weekly Roundup: August 16th, 2016

The Levant and Turkey Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent approximately six hours this week speaking to senior Israeli journalists. During the meetings, he presented them with an unmediated account...

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....