Hamdi Malik

Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units take part in training at Makhmur camp in Iraq, Dec. 11, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

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Will Iraqi government-PMU disputes spiral into armed clashes?

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

With the Islamic State nearly defeated in Iraqi cities, disputes between PMU-affiliated Shiite factions and the Iraqi government have surfaced, threatening future military clashes between them.

Can Iran stop Iraqi Kurdistan independence?

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

Iraqi Kurdish political forces have recently increased their calls for a referendum on Kurdish independence, but Iran may try to prevent this from happening.

Ankara not backing down from Iraq intervention

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

A week after announcing an end to operations in Syria, Turkey announced that it plans to launch a military operation in Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Sinjar, a move guaranteed to outrage the Baghdad government.

What role will Iran-linked militias play once IS leaves Iraq?

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 | Hamdi Malik, Contributor

Despite Iraqi government attempts to control Shiite militias within the Popular Mobilization Units, the groups still are ready and willing to confront Israel and Saudi Arabia outside of Iraq.

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.

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

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