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Paul Iddon


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.

16 January, 2020

Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, writes Paul Iddon.

09 January, 2020

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.

09 January, 2020

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.

04 January, 2020

Over the past year, the Libya conflict has become increasingly more dangerous.

03 January, 2020

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.

17 December, 2019

Ankara is making substantial headway toward making the Turkish armed forces largely indigenous and self-sufficient.

18 October, 2019

Comment: Paul Iddon details just how profoundly President Trump has betrayed the US' former Kurdish allies.

08 October, 2019

Comment: Trump claims IS is over, but is also calling on regional powers to take up the fight without US support, writes Paul Iddon.

20 September, 2019

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.

04 September, 2019