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Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Kadhim quoted in PBS on US sanctions against Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iraq

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Kadhim quoted in Axios, Iraqi parliament forced to choose between the United States and Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Conflict

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

By killing Soleimani, the United States destroyed its relationship with Iraq

The Iraqi parliament vote to remove US troops confirms that if Iraqis are cornered and forced to choose between the United States and Iran, they will find it safer to choose Iran.

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Iran Iraq

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Kadhim interviewed on BBC NewsHour touching on Iraq’s evolving position following the US assassination of Soleimani

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Slavin and Kadhim quoted in USA Today on Iran’s actions in Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Kadhim quoted in the The Atlantic on the death of Soleimani

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

Thu, Jan 2, 2020

Iraq: It’s not over yet

No one should think this crisis is over. Iran’s stepped-up campaign to drive the United States out of Iraq will continue in other ways.

MENASource by Thomas S. Warrick

Iraq Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jan 1, 2020

New low in US-Iraq relations: What’s next for 2020

The attention on Iraq will shift away from the protesters and the reforms they are calling for to the “more newsworthy” events in the Green Zone and the aftermath of the attack on the US Embassy.

New Atlanticist by Abbas Kadhim

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

US strikes in Iraq and Syria: Managing the escalation

It is a very bad idea to turn Iraq into a battlefield (again). However, it is a worse idea to let Tehran use certain militias to continue to derail Iraq’s recovery, reconciliation, and reconstruction. It is certainly the case that the United States will have to accept a role for Iran in Iraq; however, the Iranians will likewise have to accept a role for the United States. If they do not, then the fault for turning Iraq into a battlefield lies with them.

New Atlanticist by C. Anthony Pfaff

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Staff cuts at US embassy Baghdad will not counter Iran

The planned US staffing cuts at the embassy in Baghdad is likely to undermine US efforts to counter Iran and will leave a gap Iran is happy to continue to fill through economic, security, and political means.

MENASource by Thomas S. Warrick

Iraq Politics & Diplomacy