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06 Feb 2006, Damascus, Syria --- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) welcomes Iraqi radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Damascus February 6, 2006.    --- Image by © SANA/Reuters/Corbis

Sadr's U-turn on Syria

In mid-2012, prominent Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada Al Sadr visited…
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Iran invests in the Mahdi Army

Iran is looking for a new Hizbullah in Iraq and seems to have…
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Muqtada vs Nasrallah

German sociologist Max Weber introduced the word "charisma" into…
Iyad Allawi and Muqtada al-Sadr.

Coups and counter-coups in Iraq

Amid all the political confusion in Iraq, Baghdad is swirling…
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Iraq: A study in violence

In 1990, the late Indian premier Rajiv Gandhi went to Iran to…