Hamdi Malik

Special forces members attend a briefing during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

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Despite massive setbacks, IS still bares its fangs in Iraq

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

As it is losing ground in Mosul, the Islamic State is carrying out attacks against Iraqi security and civilian targets elsewhere to preserve its presence in Iraq.

Despite tough talk, US unlikely to take on Iranian forces in Iraq

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

The new US administration has adopted strict stances toward Iran, but any military clash between the United States and the factions Iran supports in Iraq would only increase Iranian influence.

Why Iraq needs a united Sunni authority to face extremism

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

Sunnis in Iraq ought to drop their differences and form a united institution, which would also be supported by Shiites, in order to confront religious extremism.

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Hamdi Malik is a doctoral student in sociology at Keele University, UK, and a researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMER) in London. He has published a number of articles on Iraqi affairs.

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