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August 9, 2021
 Then-U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)
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End of Combat Mission in Iraq: Brave New World or Just a Rebrand?
  Abdulaziz Kilani

The announcement that the United States will conclude its combat role in Iraq by the end of 2021 appears to be no more than rebranding the U.S. troops’ current role in Iraq.
Book Review – ‘The Prophet’s Heir: The Life of Ali ibn Abi Talib’
  Geneive Abdo via LSE Middle East Centre Blog

In an elegantly written narrative, filled with intriguing detail, Hassan Abbas has brought to life a central figure in Shia Islam, who holds great relevance today in countries such as Iraq.
What Will Biden and Raisi Do If the Iran Nuclear Talks Fail?
  Hussein Ibish via The National

If a deal to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action falls through, the United States will need to think of alternatives before it's too late.
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