As pandemic-induced oil price shocks rob Baghdad of its primary revenue source, the success of Prime Minister al-Kadhimi’s new government will hinge on avoiding the further deterioration of the country’s economic and political stability.
We look back at the 2016-2017 battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State, from the perspective of people who were there.
The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation works to promote the safety of journalists reporting from dangerous areas around the world and to support the families of U.S. hostages held abroad.
IN this podcast, Stratfor's Fred Burton speaks to Samuel Katz, whose new book details the secret agency that worked with the multinational coalition to bring down ISIS.
Even if COVID-19 doesn't leave personnel ill (or worse), measures to contain and respond to such outbreaks can still leave militaries less equipped to manage other emerging security threats.
By Sim Tack
While intended to place U.S. and European troops out of harm's way, the drawdown could prompt yet more violence by emboldening Iranian-backed militias to rid the country of any remaining Western forces.
As the pandemic monopolizes more of the world’s time, money and attention, recent attacks in Kashmir and Iraq highlight how countries and militants could use the outbreak to act more aggressively.