At first glance, a partnership grouping together Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan appears rather strange. But the new partnership potentially heralds a far more ambitious project to bring together the countries of the Levant more broadly.
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Newly released documents provide additional insights about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's successor as leader of the Islamic State.
Best practices drawn from three decades of research on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.
The new agreement represents progress between Baghdad and Erbil, but will need revision to address the concerns of Yazidis and others in the disputed territories.
An Examination of U.S. Military Payments to Civilians Harmed During Conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq
New data is available about U.S. military sympathy payments. What are these payments? What does the data reveal?
Accused Islamic State members in Iraq face trials with minimal due process guardrails. A survey I conducted among various stakeholders indicates that the Iraqi system isn't working.
The aggressive U.S. strategy has raised tensions in Iraq without creating prospects for a resolution.
The odds are stacked against reform, but protesters have withstood tumultuous events and waves of repression.
The American drone strike last night that killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, is a seismic event in U.S.-Iranian relations—and for the broader Middle East. We put together an emergency podcast, drawing on the resources of both Lawfare and the Brookings Institution and reflecting the depth of the remarkable collaboration between the two.