REBUILDING IRAQ AND MANAGING EXPECTATIONS: LESSONS FROM THE IRAQ REBUILDING CONFERENCE

Balanced news coverage and realistically optimistic analysis about Iraq remains rare. Another instance where this has become clear is how the Kuwait International Conference for Rebuilding Iraq was covered by the media.

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FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN IRAQ: REFRAMING THE DISCUSSION

Foreign influence is certainly one of the most serious challenges facing Iraq since 2003. While the issue is extensively discussed in the media and analyzed by think tanks, the prevailing theme of the discussion is how foreign influence in Iraq manifests itself. Continue reading

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RATIONALIZING THE DEBATE OVER THE PMF’S FUTURE: AN ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

The Iraqi armed forces achieved one of the greatest military victories in recent history, and many Iraqis sacrificed their lives to defeat ISIS, one of the biggest threats to world peace. Nevertheless, the unjust media campaigns against the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and more specifically the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), which, ironically, are often spearheaded by Iraq’s supposed allies, never stopped.  Continue reading

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