Musings On Iraq In The News

Books

Chapter in Mardini, Ramzy, ed. Volatile Landscape: Iraq And Its Insurgent Movements, Jamestown Foundation, 2011

Appearances

Interviewed BBC Radio 5 on future of the Islamic State and rebuilding Mosul, 7/1/17

Presented at Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Convention in Sacramento, CA on the Iraq War and blogging, April 2017


Presented at Institute of Developing Economics, Tokyo, Japan on Iraq’s Kurds, July 2016

Presented at Institute of Energy Economics, Tokyo, Japan on Iraq’s foreign relations, July 2016

Presented at Toyo Eiwa University, Tokyo, Japan on the situation in Iraq, July 2016

Presented at Middle East Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan on situation in Iraq, July 2016

Interviewed on Joe Geni Podcast, “Episode 22: Does Sykes – Picot Matter?” 5/26/16

Interviewed on TRT World News TV on the liberation of Ramadi, 12/28/15


Interviewed on CCTV on Iraq’s economy, April 2015

Interviewed “Update on the Conflict in Iraq,” Middle East Week, 9/22/14



Interviewed, “#13: Preventing A “Lost Generation” Of Syrian Children,” EPIC, 6/3/14

Interviewed “Iraq’s Election & Budget Problems,” Middle East Week, 5/21/14




Interviewed, “Iraq’s Escalating Violence and the Politics of Renewed Sectarian Conflict,” Project On Middle East Democracy, 12/3/13


Interviewed, “#2: Party Politics In Iraq,” EPIC, 8/21/13

Interviewed, “#1: Our Podcast Debut,” EPIC, 8/6/13

Interviewed “Episode 51-Iraq Update,” The Loopcast, 7/10/13

Interviewed “Turmoil in Iraq,” Middle East Week, 7/2/13

Original Articles



Young, Michael, “Is a Genuine Saudi-Iraqi Reconciliation in the Works?” Carnegie Middle East Center, 8/31/17




International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, “ICSR Insight: How is Islamic State Dealing with its Defeat in Mosul?” 3/13/17

























Assyrian International News Agency, “Iraq’s Resurgent Insurgency,” 3/3/14





Washington Institute of Near East Policy, “What Is Security Like Today in Iraq,” 7/31/12

Mentions and Citations In Books

Bandiera, Luiz Alberto Moniz, The Second Cold War: Geopolitics and the Strategic Dimensions of the USA, Springer, 2017

Cockburn, Patrick, ISIS: Battling the Menace, Independent Print Limited, 2016


Dodge, Toby, Iraq – From War to a New Authoritarianism, Routledge, 2013

Dougherty, Beth, Ghareeb, Edmund, Historical Dictionary of Iraq, Scarecrow Press, 2013


Gentile, Colonel Gian, Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace Of Counter-Insurgency, The New Press, 2013

Hagan, John, Kaiser, Joshua, Hanson, Anna, Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War, The Legal Cynicism of Criminal Militarism, Cambridge University Press, 2015

Harris, William, “Quicksilver War: Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict,” Oxford University Press, 2018


Hill, Thomas, Munoz, Alex, Finding Peace in Iraq Vol 2, Thomas Hill, 2015

Isakhan, Benjamin, The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the ‘Islamic State,’ Edinburgh University Press, 2016


Laidi, Z., Limited Achievements: Obama’s Foreign Policy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Lister, Charles, The Islamic State: A Brief Introduction, Brookings Institution Press, 2015



Potter, Lawrence, Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf, Oxford University Press, 2014


Rayburn, Joel, Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance, Hoover Institution Press, 2014

Renahan, Thomas, The Struggle for Iraq: A View from the Ground Up, Potomac Books, 2017




Stansfield, Gareth, Iraq: People, History, Politics, Polity, 2016

Turner, Mandy, ed, Kuhn, Florian, ed, The Politics of International Intervention: The Tyranny of Peace, Routledge, 2015

Weiss, Michael, Hassan, Hasan, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror (Updated Edition), Regan Arts, 2016

Mentions and Citations In The Media And Reports

Van Wilgenburg, Wladimir, “Canada-led NATO mission in Iraq begins,” Kurdistan 24, 11/3/18



Witty, David, “Iraq’s Post-2014 Counter Terrorism Service,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 2018








Robin-D’Cruz, Benedict, “As Protests Sweep Iraq, are the Country’s Political Elites Running out of Options?” Middle East Centre Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 7/18/18


Nsaibia, Heni, “The Reconstitution of the Islamic State’s insurgency in Central Iraq,” Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset, 7/5/18


Finish Migration Service, “Irakin Tilannekatsaus Toukokuussa 2018,” 6/21/18





Robin, Benedict, “The Sadrist-Communist Alliance: Implications for Iraq’s Secular Politics,” The London School of Economics and Political Science Middle East Centre Blog, 6/6/18



Rudolf, Inna, “From Battlefield to Ballot Box: Contextualising the Rise and Evolution of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Units,” International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, 5/30/18








Clarke, Colin, Ingram, Haroro, “Defeating the ISIS Nostalgia Narrative,” RAND, 4/20/18

Clarke, Colin, Ingram, Haroro, “Defeating the ISIS Nostalgia Narrative,” Foreign Policy Research Institute, 4/18/18


Lund, Aron, “How Washington Learned to Love Haider al-Abadi,” The Century Foundation, 3/29/18



Commissariaat-General Voor de Vluchtelingen en de Staatlozen, “Irak, De veiligheidssituatie in de Koerdische Autonome Regio,” 3/14/18


Speckhard, Anne, Shajkovci, Ardian & Bodo, Lorand, “Fighting ISIS on Facebook – Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Project,” International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, 3/8/18




Al-Marashi, Ibrahim, “Iraq elections: A very divided political landscape,” Middle East Eye, 2/5/18


Mansour, Renad, “Rebuilding the Iraqi State: Stabilisation, Governance, and Reconciliation,” Directorate-General For External Policies, Policy Department, European Parliament, February 2018






Dury-Agri, Jessa Rose, Kassim, Omer, and Martin, Patrick, “Iraqi Security Forces And Popular Mobilization Forces: Orders of Battle,” Institute for the Study of War, December 2017



Information, Documentation and Research Division of the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons, “The Security Situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,” 11/14/17

International Organization for Migration Iraq, “Integrated Location Assessment II, Part II Governorate Profiles,” October 2017

International Organization for Migration Iraq, “Integrated Location Assessment II, Part I Thematic Overview,” October 2017





Al-Helal, Ali, “Solar Energy as an Alternative Energy than the Conventional Means of Electricity Generation in Iraq,” International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences, 9/7/17

Lebanese Center For Research And Consulting, “Are preparations for a real Saudi-Iraqi reconciliation being made?” 9/3/17




Cockburn, Patrick, “Endtimes in Mosul,” London Review of Books, 8/17/17

Sloan, Alastair, “Is Donald Trump to Raqqa and Mosul what Assad was to Aleppo?” Middle East Monitor, 8/14/17









Whiteside, Craig, “The day after ISIS: the Middle East after Islamic State | Tending flowers in the desert,” British Israel Communications and Research Centre, 7/18/17








Haber, Detay, “Medeniyet mirasi barbarliga kurban,” Karar, 6/30/17





SF State Magazine, “Alumni & Friends,” Spring/Summer 2017













Iddon, Paul, “The ISIS drone threat,” Offiziere.ch, 5/10/17



Orton, Kyle, “Analysis: ‘Signs of Recovery for the Islamic State,’” The Henry Jackson Society, 4/22/17



Al-Marashi, Ibrahim, “Trump’s strike on Syria: A convenient distraction,” Al Jazeera, 4/8/17


International Organization for Migration, “Obstacles To Return In Retaken Areas Of Iraq,” 3/31/17

Iddon, Paul, “This Is Not Your Father’s Iraqi Army,” War Is Boring, 3/12/17


O’Driscoll, Dylan van Zoonen, Dave, “The Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq: Subnationalism and the State,” Middle East Research Institute, 3/6/17






Van Veen, Erwin, Grinstead, Nick, El Kamouni-Janssen, Floor, “A house divided, Political leadership and coalition-building between Iraq’s Shi’a,” Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations, February 2017

UK Home Office, “Counter Information and Guidance Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad the south and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI),” February 2017





Hennessy-Fiske, Molly, “Who’s tracking casualties in Iraq? A California high school teacher,” Los Angeles Times, 1/20/17


Kopitzke, Cory, “Realizing an Opportunity: Limiting the Power of the Executive in the Iraqi Constitution,” Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design, 1/4/17




Van Wilgenburg, Wladimir, “Shia paramilitary groups to enter Iraq’s Tal Afar despite Turkey’s Opposition, ARA News, January 2017

ARA News, “Kurds call for Trump’s support ‘to crush ISIS,’” January 2017

Kavalek, Tomas, “Competing Interests in Shingal District: Examining the PKK-linked Structures, Defusing Tensions,” Middle East Research Institute, 2017

Whiteside, Craig, “A Pedigree of Terror: The Myth of the Ba’athist Influence in the Islamic State Movement,” Perspectives On Terrorism, Vol 11, No 3, 2017


Weiss, Michael, Hassan, Hassan, “Tale of Two Cities, The Fall of Aleppo Is a Huge Gift to ISIS,” The Daily Beast, 12/18/16



UK Visas and Immigration, “Iraq country policy

Inat, Kemal, Caner, Mustafa, Gurler, Recept Tyyip, Erboga, Abdullah, Kurt, Veysel, “Ortadogu’daki Bolgesel Aktorlerin Mosul Politikalari,” SETA, December 2016


Knights, Michael, Schweitzer, Matthew, “Shiite Militias Are Crashing the Mosul Offensive,” Foreign Policy, 11/18/16


UNHCR, “UNHCR Position On Returns To Iraq,” 11/14/16







Sumbal, Malik Ayub, “Mosul is the main ISIS cadre,” Eurasia Diary, October 2016


Knights, Michael, “How to Secure Mosul, Lessons from 2008-2014,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 2016

Yezidis International, “What Happened to the Established Government?” October 2016






Van Wilgenburg, Wladimir, “Maliki behind removal of Iraqi finance minister: analysis,” ARA News, September 2016

Ditmars, Hadani, “Iraqis Defy Sectarianism through Urban Planning Art,” Middle East institute, 8/30/16

Knights, Michael, “Contesting Facts On The Ground In Iraq,” War On The Rocks, 8/25/16

Technology Integration Division, “Iraq In Perspective August 2016,” Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 8/15/16



UK Home Office, “Country Information and Guidance Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad, the south and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI),” August 2016
- “Country Information and Guidance Iraq: Security situation in the ‘contested areas,’” August 2016






UK Home Office, “Country Information and Guidance Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad, the south and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI),” July 2016



Harshaw, Tobin, “The Battle for Fallujah Matters. Again,” Bloomberg, 6/1/16

Yazidi International Organization, “An Overview of the Genocide,” June 2016

Knights, Michael, “The Liberation of Fallujah, the Fall of Baghdad,” Foreign Policy, 5/23/16

Finnish Immigration Service, “Irakin Tilanne Huhtikuussa 2016,” 5/2/16




Mills, Robin, “Under the Mountains: Kurdish Oil and Regional Politics,” The Oxford Institute For Energy Studies, January 2016

Ratfelders, Toms, “Shia Militias In Iraq: Badr Organization Vs. The “Islamic State” – Recipe For Disaster Or Success?” Panorama of global security environment 2015-2016, 2016

Commissariat General Aux Refugies Et Aux Apatrides, “Irak La situation securitaire dans le sud de l’Irak,” 12/24/15

Stanford University, “Islamic Army in Iraq,” Mapping Militant Organizations, 11/10/15

Arosoale, Aida, “Hadi Al-Amiri’s Grip on Iraq,” Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, November 2015


IPPNW Germany, Physicians For Social Responsibility, Physicians For Global Survival, “Body Count,” September 2015

Ricks, Thomas, “Tom gets interviewed about Iraq, twice,” Best Defense, Foreign Policy, 6/25/15


Gulmohamad, Zana, “A Short Profile of Iraq’s Shi’a Militias,” Jamestown Foundation, 4/17/15






World Health Organization (WHO) International Medical Corps (IMC), “Iraq 2014,” 2015

Transparency International, “Iraq,” Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index 2015, 2015

Tollast, Robert, “Iraq in 2015: An Interview with Iraq Analyst Joel Wing,” Global Politics, 12/31/14

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, “What’s Next For Islamic State?” 12/22/14

Tanter, Richard, “Australia in America’s Third Iraq War,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12/21/14

Ricks, Thomas, “Is Iraq breaking up?” Foreign Policy, 12/19/14

Cook, Steven, “Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Ottomania, and Iraq’s Militias,” Council on Foreign Relations, 12/12/14


Yahya, Maha, “Iraq’s Existential Crisis: Sectarianism Is Just Part of the Problem,” Carnegie Middle East Center, 11/6/14

Minkov, Dr. Anton, Tikuisis, Dr. Peter, “The 2007 surge in Iraq: An alternative view,” Defence Research and Development Canada, November 2014

Sullivan, Andrew, “Will ISIS March On Baghdad?” Andrew.Sullivan.com, 10/15/14

McGeough, Paul, “Iraqi plea for US troops as Islamic State advances in key province,” Sydney Morning Herald, 10/12/14


Plebani, Andrea, “New (and old) patterns of jihadism: al-Qa’ida, the Islamic State and beyond,” Istituto Per Gli Studi Di Politica Internazionale, 10/2/14




Harris, Winston, “Chaos in Iraq: Are the Kurds Truly Set to Win?” Small Wars Journal, 8/29/14


Gay, John Allen, “The Smart Way to Bomb ISIS,” The National Interest, 8/7/14




Sullivan, Andrew, “Iraq Votes. But Will It Matter?” AndrewSullivan.com, 5/1/14

Knights, Michael, “The ISIL’s Stand in the Ramadi-Falluja Corridor,” CTC Sentinel, May 2014

Soliman, Alla, “Violence in Iraq grows as polls near,” Ahram Online, 4/10/14


Ricks, Thomas, “Saudis now fighting in Anbar?” Foreign Policy, 3/19/14

Murphy, Dan, “Muqtada al-Sadr doesn’t appear to have quit Iraqi politics,” Christian Science Monitor, 2/26/14



Gelman, Andrew, “’Questioning The Lancet, PLOS, And Other Surveys On Iraqi Deaths, An Interview With Univ. of London Michael Spagat,’” Statistical Modeling, Casual Inference, and Social Science, 1/29/14

Murphy, Dan, “Iraq: politics could be the solution, not the problem,” Christian Science Monitor, 1/9/14

Ollivant, Douglas, “Inflection Point,” Foreign Policy, 1/8/14





Ollivant, Douglas, “Maliki’s Visit: The Three S-Words,” War On The Rocks, 10/28/13

Bush, Michael, “Militias, Sahwa and Shared Interests: Insights for Doctrine,” Small Wars Journal, 10/23/13

Tollast, Robert, “Iraq’s South Rises Again,” The National Interest, 10/20/13

Winkley, Ben, “Iraqi Giant Is Born Into Chaos,” Wall St Journal, 10/7/13



Redvers, Louise, “A rare welcome for Syria’s Kurdish refugees,” The National, 8/12/13

Murphy, Dan, “A look behind surging violence in Iraq,” Christian Science Monitor, 8/12/13


Murphy, Dan, “Are tit-for-tat sectarian killings enough to tilt iraq back to war?” Christian Science Monitor, 5/20/13


Wicken, Stephen, “Iraq’s Sunnis In Crisis,” Institute for the Study of War, May 2013

Nessouli, Afeef, “Can Iraq meet its oil potential?” CNN, 4/16/13

Sullivan, Marisa, “Maliki’s Authoritarian Regime,” Institute for the Study of War, April 2013

Al-Istrabadi, Feisal Amin, “The disenchantment of Iraq,” Today, 3/21/13

Cheema, Sujata Ashwarya, “Investing in Iraq: Prospects and Challenges,” Middle East Institute, 2/20/13



Tollast, Robert, “Iraq in 2013: A Discussion With Joel Wing,” Global Politics, December 2012

Wyer, Sam, “The Resurgence Of Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq,” Institute for the Study of War, December 2012

Wicken, Stephen, Dudine, Kim, “Timeline: Ali Mussa Daqduq,” Institute for the Study of War, 11/21/12

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Syria: Spillover Into Iraq?” Jerusalem Post, 11/17/12

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Violence In Iraq,” Assyrian International News Agency, 11/13/12

Wyer, Sam, “The Islamic State of Iraq and the “Destroying The Walls” Campaign”, Institute for the Study of War, 9/21/12

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Violence in Iraq,” Rubin Center Research in International Affairs, Fall 2012

Cordesman, Anthony and Khazai, Sam, “Iraq After US Withdrawal: US Policy and the Iraqi Search for Security and Stability,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, 7/3/12

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn, Jawad, “Assessing Iraq’s Oil Industry,” Middle East Forum, 7/1/12

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Assessing Iraq’s Oil Industry,” Middle East Review of International Affairs, June 2012

Dodge, Toby, “Iraq’s Road Back to Dictatorship,” Survival, 5/18/12

O’Bagy, Elizabeth and Wicken, Stephen, “Fact Sheet: Ali Mussa Daqduq,” Institute for the Study of War, 5/14/12

Institute for the Study of War, “Iranian Influence in the Levant, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan,” 5/4/12

Tollast, Robert, “Interview With Joel Wing,” Global Politics, 12/30/11

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Assessing The Surge In Iraq,” Middle East Forum, 12/22/11

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Assessing The Surge In Iraq,” Middle East Review of International Affairs, December 2011

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Iraqi Petroleum and the Damage Done,” Assyrian International News Agency, 11/21/11

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad “Iraq In Crisis,” Rubin Center Research in International Affairs, 8/29/11

Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad, “Two Bloggers Discuss Iraq,” Harry’s place, 7/18/11

Loi, Charles, “U.S. And Iranian Strategic Competition: Competition between the US and Iran in Iraq,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, 3/2/11

Daily Dish, “Iran’s Weak Grip On Iraqi Politics,” The Atlantic, 12/7/10

Daily Dish, “A Uniform Doesn’t Make A Cop A Cop,” The Atlantic, 12/2/10

Daily Dish, “Iraq, Scam Victim,” The Atlantic, 11/30/10

Daily Dish, “What The Hell Is Happening In Iraq?” The Atlantic, 10/7/10

Daily Dish, “Torture In Iraq,” The Atlantic, 9/21/10

Appel, Patrick, “Nation Building Doesn’t Work,” Daily Dish, The Atlantic, 9/2/10

Daily Dish, “The Gangs Of Iraq,” The Atlantic, 8/3/10

Daily Dish, “Troop Numbers In Iraq,” The Atlantic, 7/9/10

Daily Dish, “The Daily Wrap,” The Atlantic, 6/28/10

Daily Dish, “The Daily Wrap,” The Atlantic, 6/1/10

Daily Dish, “Will Iraq Slog Through?” The Atlantic, 6/1/10

Daily Dish, “The Iraqi Diaspora,” The Atlantic, 5/29/10

Daily Dish, “Iraq: Crime And Punishment,” 4/28/10



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