Iraq

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What Ramadi Means for Iran’s Campaign

“Until Iranian influence in Baghdad is significantly reduced, there is no chance that there will be a genuine, lasting reconciliation.”


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The Limits of Chaos

To become the regional power they intend to be, Iran will have to alter its historical methods. Recent changes to their approach to the war in Syria show the beginning of that shift.


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The Glories of the New Order

A roundup of the many ways the Iran Deal has rewarded us since the Senate filibuster waved President Obama’s deal through.


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A Tale of Three Embassies

Iran is expanding its strategic influence in Syria through the deployment of a few hundred special operators from its elite Quds Force, backed by a diplomatic effort centered at its embassy in Damascus.  Though Iranian diplomats suggest that Iran’s guiding principle in the conflict is “no foreign interference,” and that their participation in the war […]


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Iran’s Qassem Suleimani, Our Most Dangerous Foe

Qassem Suleimani is the commander of Quds Force, the elite faction of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is a veteran of decades of war. Since taking command in 1998 he has led more clandestine and covert operations in pursuit of Iran’s interest than anyone else.


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How Iran’s Shia Militias Use Lies and Propaganda To Recruit Muslims in Syria and Iraq

While many focus on Sunni foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, Iranian-backed Shia militias have been as bloodthirsty and threatening as ISIS. The survival of the Assad regime is due in large part to these militias, and Iran has redeployed many to Iraq. Here’s how they recruit supporters for their terror operations.


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Iran Beginning New Age of Hezbollah in Iraq With Help From the U.S.

With US forces sharing a military base with Iran backed Shia in Iraq, questions are now being raised about America’s relationship with Iran and the ethics attached to this partnership.