Tallha Abdulrazaq is an award-winning academic and writer, with a specialism in Middle Eastern strategic and security affairs.
A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government.
Trump has undermined what's left of Iraq's sovereignty, but are those who cry wolf over it any different?
Saudi Arabia's criticism of the US Senate resolution is unconvincing and is a sign that US-Saudi relations could be further tested under a Democrat-led Congress next year.
The death of George Bush Senior will be remembered mostly for the wars he caused and the destruction he visited upon the Middle East. In America, the whitewhashing begins.
Saudi Arabia's MBS is attempting to resuscitate his career by publicly mixing with foreign leaders, but it may be too late.
The world is slowly finding out what naked American power unsheathed from the usual platitudes looks like.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman may walk away unscathed, while Jamal Khashoggi, innocent critic and journalist is now confirmed dead. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to distance himself from a fiasco the world is convinced he masterminded.
Reports that a major British pollster might have influenced a referendum in Iraq should serve as a warning for democracies around the world both young, and old.
Khabib's reaction to McGregor's racism, thuggish behaviour, insults towards his family and faith should be scrutinised. But in America, only the Muslim can be judged.
Iraq's current system of democracy is hardwired for sectarianism, but its discontents suffer without prejudice.
In the international media, Iraq is often portrayed between sectarian binaries. The reality is far more simple. Iraqis of all backgrounds suffer from corruption and nepotism, and that, more than anything, unites them.
Striking the Syrian regime for the chemical attack in Douma has come too little, too late, and is not likely to deter the Assad regime or Russia. Worse still, a Trump-Bolton White House inspires little confidence in any large scale US intervention.
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