Hope dies for America’s Iraqi friends

Camp Corregidor, Ramadi, Iraq. (June 06, 2006) An Army soldier taps a Marine on the shoulder to continue bounding across a smoke filled intersection notorious for sniper fire while on patrol in the city of Ramadi. The mission was part of the continuing support of the 2-28 BCT. 2-28 BCT is deployed with IMEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. U.S Navy Photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Samuel C Peterson (Released)
©PH2 Samuel C Peterson

A better life is distant even for those who had risked everything, writes Christine Spolar

Dana Gas plant in Iraq
©Dana Gas

Dana Gas wins Kurdistan payout ruling

Kurdistan government disputes effect of London arbitration award

Case for action on Syria merits support

Britain cannot stay on the sidelines of the campaign against Isis

Abadi tested by reaction to Iraqi reforms

Support fades after MPs and officials feel the pinch

Ingram Pinn illustration
©Ingram Pinn

Paris attacks must shake complacency

The idea that the west should shoulder blame rests on a corrosive moral relativism

Air strikes threaten Isis oil production

Militants have made huge profits despite drop in crude prices

How to disown ‘Islamist’ terrorism

We should hope that Isis will not be a permanent feature, writes HA Hellyer

Raqqa reaps wind of Isis occupation

Raids on group’s capital target jihadi morale and western opinion

Iraqi divisions undermine battling Isis

Tensions could prevent co-ordinated push on militant stronghold

Paris attacks: The treacherous path to defeating Isis

As assault on French capital shows Isis opening a bloody new front, impetus could build for Syria deal

Iraqi Kurds battle Isis in Sinjar

Peshmerga fighters cut Isis supply route to Syria as they take control of former Yazidi stronghold

Chalabi used exile to forge US ties

Petra Bank founder called on Congress to overthrow Saddam

Iraq war proponent Chalabi dies at 71

Ardent enemy of Saddam Hussein pushed US to invade in 2003

‘The Unravelling’, by Emma Sky

A former adviser to US commanders has written a sober yet heart-rending account of the occupation of Iraq. Review by Christine Spolar

Pakistani broker fuels Kurdish oil exports

Businessman helps fledging state to become a leading exporter

PM disappointed at further Chilcot delay

Report on Iraq conflict to be published summer 2016

Iran eyes Iraq trade decades after war

Islamic republic hopes to position itself as gateway for region

Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

Ex-PM issues most comprehensive mea culpa since conflict

Trudeau to end Canada Iraq combat mission

Fulfilment of campaign pledge highlights lack of Nato consensus

Isis Inc: Syria’s ‘mafia-style’ gas deals

Need for energy drives Assad regime into a deadly game