French ambitions in Iraq present various indicators towards a geopolitical balance of power and economic gains.
The re-appointment of Mohammed al-Halboosi as Iraq’s Speaker of Parliament reflects an early future of a consensus agreement between the Sadrists, Taqadum-Azam Sunni alliance, and the Kurdish alliance.
The target of the violent protesters and attackers is not focused on PM al-Kadhimi per se, but to conduct a wider attempt to ensure survival and continuous power.
Despite the different stances towards the electoral boycott, Iraq’s Tishreen (October) protest movement is what determines Iraq’s political future and not the early elections.
Tehran's problems with the West, led by the USA and the absence of expected support from the East, has been caught unprepared for the recent regional developments.
Long-time regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia are attempting to resolve issues and decrease regional tensions via discussion as a way of reaching an agreement in Iraq's mediation.
Despite the distance, Iraq is not far from Afghanistan’s spillover effects.
Biden’s announcement to withdraw US troops from Iraq is contrary to the on-ground reality.
Is the ‘unruly militias’ narrative a new challenge or justification?
In this new era, when increasing the US troops in Iraq is being discussed, the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia will continue on the Iraqi field.
Disappointed with the 2015 Nuclear Deal, Rouhani and the politicians around him seek to avail themselves of the chance created by Biden since they do not want to be the most unsuccessful government in the history of the Islamic Republic.
By managing regional relations, Al-Kadhimi should give hope to the wider public about the increasing socioeconomic problems in Iraq.