Iran’s Shadow Hangs Over Iraqi Cabinet Formation

This series examines how regional tensions are impacting efforts to form a new Iraqi government.

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"The Lesser of Two Evils”: Quds Force Commentary on Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate

For reasons of self-interest, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force officers are trying to persuade Iran's Iraq allies to support Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

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Iraq: Balancing Party Demands is a Recipe for Paralysis in New Government

Efforts by the prime minister-designate to win parliamentary support cannot come at the expense of articulating coherent policy.

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Are Tehran and a Key Ally Really at Odds Over the Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate?

Tehran and Kataib Hezbollah's conflicting reactions to Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi reflect a division of labor rather than poor coordination.

External Forces Hold the Key to Libya’s Cease-Fire

There is renewed momentum to resolve Libya’s conflict, but will foreign powers, like the UAE, Turkey, and Russia, abide by the terms of the new cease-fire agreement?

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