October 18, 2022Middle East and North Africa
Iran has built considerable political clout in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Its wide sphere of influence could be expanding, raising domestic tensions and alarming U.S. policymaker…
September 28, 2021Afghanistan War
The United States has granted tens of thousands of special visas to Afghans who aided U.S. forces, but many others are still waiting. How does this compare with previous efforts?
October 13, 2020Middle East and North Africa
Any sharp drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq grants Iran a golden opportunity to expand its influence there and threatens to inflame sectarian tensions.
January 6, 2020Iran
The Trump administration’s killing of an Iranian military commander in Iraq raises questions about its legality under domestic and international law.