Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
Rolling back democracy won’t remove the desire for freedom in the Arab world.
Iraq once boasted one of the best healthcare systems in the region. Its crippled health infrastructure is but a microcosm of the neglect and misconduct in governance following the Gulf Wars.
Nearly 20 years after the US invasion, the Iraqi officials lamenting the loss of sovereignty today are the same ones who contributed to its demise.
The repeal will not bring justice to those who were tortured. It will not bring back those murdered by a bloodthirsty military alliance of “civilised” Western powers.
If state actors and legal institutions fail to hold Israel to account for its war crimes, it will further undermine a set of laws that are increasingly viewed as applicable only to the weak, not the powerful.
The US has lost its bargaining power with Iran, and its allies have lost faith in its ability to influence the Middle East.
The foundation of the State of Israel contains within it a blueprint for ethnic cleansing.
The punitive violence meted out by the Israelis has exposed the fraudulent Abraham Accords and a reminder that the Arab League is beyond redemption.
The US is using the tragic events of 1915 as a political tool to bludgeon an ally who is not willing to blindly fall in line with its diktats.
An entire generation of Iraqis have been robbed of their childhoods and those responsible for the devastation will never face accountability.
For a brief moment, ordinary Iraqi's experienced what it feels like to have politicians on their best behaviour. That was a week ago, and the Pope and the world's attention are no longer there.
Even though international law acknowledges that states are each other’s equals, the reality is some states are more equal than others.
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