Yasir Kuoti is a former consultant in the Institute of National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.
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On May 12, Iraq held its first parliamentary elections since the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reclaimed control of disputed territories from Kurdish forces and declared the military
On July 29, Iraqi Prime Minister Hadier al-‘Abadi revealed that the predominately Shia volunteer force known collectively as al-Hashed al-Sha’abi (PMU, Popular Mobilization Units) will take part in the imminent
With the sharpened U.S. focus on combating global terrorism, closer knowledge of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) — and, crucially, its leadership — is becoming
In November, as Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition air support closed in on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued a fretful call to his supporters,
In September, the United States conducted successful attacks against terrorist groups fighting in Syria. While the bulk of the strikes focused on the Islamic State organization, other missiles targeted the