Topic: Nouri al-Maliki

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo:

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

Shias protest in Baghdad against corruption and mismanagement (photo: Reuters/T. Al-Sudani)

Protesting corruption and mismanagement in Iraq

Caught in the spotlight

IS jihadists in Mosul in June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Wilfried Buchta on the rise of IS and the fall of Iraq

"Iraq is irreversibly split"

Christoph Reuter travelling through Aleppo in May 2015 (photo: Christoph Reuter)

Interview with "Der Spiegel" reporter Christoph Reuter

The strategists of terror

A sandal rests on the head of a demolished statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad (photo: AP)

Interview with Iraqi political scientist Ghassan Al-Attiyah

A nation torn apart

A Shia imam and a Shia fighter in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

Sunni-Shia conflict

The enemy of my enemy

Shia units of the Iraqi army near the suburbs of Ad-Dawr near Tikrit (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Al-Rubaye)

Military offensive against IS in Iraq

Strike and counter-strike

Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Navid Kermani

"One should take the religious façade seriously"

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East


My enemy's enemy is my friend

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, 21 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Iraqi crisis


The expected death of a nation

US President Barack Obama speaking in the White House about the humanitarian relief situation in Iraq, 7 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East policies of Europe and the US

Mistakes must not be repeated

Still from an ISIS propaganda video (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

ISIS propaganda and use of social networks

The online jihad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian conflict and the advance of ISIS

Assad and the myth of the lesser evil

US Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

The Iraq crisis and the West

The ugly new order in the "Fertile Crescent"