Part I, Part II, Part III As a result, Iraq brought charges against Kuwait and the OAU for violating the OPEC agreements on oil production quotas, saturating the market and lowering prices. Playing on the ambitions of the Iraqi leader, the Americans managed to seriously aggravate relations between Baghdad and […]
Part I After the end of the war with Iran in the summer of 1989, the Iraqi leadership was faced with two major problems: economic and domestic, on the solution of which the survival of the Baathist regime depended. In fact, the eight-year war with Iran had bankrupted the country. […]
The U.S. invasion of Iraq has long been a trope for discussion. Marking the event year after year, commentators usually try to examine the background to it, to draw comparisons and find similarities and differences with other armed conflicts. This year, the 19th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by […]
Many Muslim countries are undergoing a period of rapid change brought about by the unavoidable Western liberal influences that entered their traditionally conservative societies as a result of globalization, and while some states are pushing back against these, others such as Saudi Arabia are progressively opening up and cautiously embracing these changes.