Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
The US strikes that target Shia militias actually target a branch of the Iraqi Army.
The arrests of Muhammad bin Nayef and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz demonstrate the extent to which the crown prince is willing to go to keep his grip on power.
If the West and NATO continue on the path they have chosen, it will allow Vladimir Putin to reshape the post-Soviet world order in his image.
For decades now, Western states have ignored the threat within, rooted deeply in racist ideology and scientific racism, for how much longer can it ignore the danger of far-right terrorism?
Mohammed Allawi represents the same establishment protesters want to get rid of, and this is best encapsulated by Moqtada al Sadr's u-turn on the protest movement.
The UAE's involvement in Libya is about preserving the Emirati monarchy thousands of kilometres away.
Iraq is far too fragile to find itself on a collision course with the US, for the sake of Iran.
Both Washington and Tehran have embarked on reckless foreign policies in Iraq, which deny Baghdad sovereignty and have led to constant instability.
The Iranian general was the key figure in stretching Tehran's influence across the Middle East. His death will be a bitter blow for the country's regional ambitions.
Iranian backed militias seem just as powerful as they did before this latest escalation as demonstrated by the ongoing crisis at the US embassy in Baghdad.
More than 500 Iraqi protesters have been killed by security services and militias with little indication that those responsible will be brought to justice.
The recent investigation exposing the UAE's cyber-surveillance program fits in neatly with the country's quest to silence democratic actors across the Middle East.
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