Paul Iddon is a freelance journalist based in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan who writes about Middle East affairs
Iraq is considering the purchase of yet more long-range missiles from Russia amid American and Iranian strikes on its soil.
Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, writes Paul Iddon.
In a symbolic move of revenge, Iran fired an estimated ten Fateh-313 missiles at the Ain al-Asad military base in Iraq's Anbar province living up to its vow of retaliating.
Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, writes Paul Iddon.
Over the past year, the Libya conflict has become increasingly more dangerous.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to reestablish his country as a major exporter of arms to the region, much to the ire of the United States.
Ankara is making substantial headway toward making the Turkish armed forces largely indigenous and self-sufficient.
Comment: Paul Iddon details just how profoundly President Trump has betrayed the US' former Kurdish allies.
Comment: Trump claims IS is over, but is also calling on regional powers to take up the fight without US support, writes Paul Iddon.
Analysis: Abu Dhabi is trying to make itself a force to be reckoned with far beyond its own borders through investments and the establishment of overseas military bases.