ISIS has a legitimate grievance but the wrong tactics, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
If the Obama administration wants Iran's cooperation on Iraq, it needs to know what Iran wants, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he is committed to the process of forming a new government.
If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stays in power, expect more fighting. But a replacement will be just as telling.
Iraqi Kurdistan needs Turkey’s political and security support to emerge as an independent state, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow at Cato Institute, discusses claims from Iran's supreme leader that the U.S. is trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.
Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.
Dr Andrew Mumford, lecturer at University of Nottingham, says U.S.-Iran cooperation over the Iraq crisis runs the risk of sparking a "regional proxy war".
"This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.
Any military intervention in Iraq is unlikely to bring peace, says former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass.
Iraq is on the verge of collapse—and working with Iran is a "flawed strategy," says former White House foreign-affairs adviser David L. Phillips.
Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says militants won't disrupt oil production in Iraq as that may invite intervention from the U.S. and Iran.
James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA from 1993 to 1995, says the U.S. needs to be careful about cooperating with Iran to quell instability in Iraq.
As rebels continue to create unrest in Iraq, policymakers and observers alike can't agree on what, if anything, the U.S. should do.
Shiite Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington.
Iraq has been absent from the global agenda for years – but now the very existence of the state is being called into question.
Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Iranian oil minister, discusses the "illegal limitations" imposed on the country's oil production and the on-going talks between Iran and the P5+1.
Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says the talks between Iran and the P5+1 are likely to be extended and that oil supply should therefore stay at the same level for longer.
The White House says the United States will continue to pause its efforts to reduce Iran's oil sales, Dow Jones reported.