Articles by Bartle Bull
Bartle Bull / August 15, 2014
Maliki's successor might be perceived as a more pleasant politician, but can he hold the country together?
What do Mongolia, Ukraine, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Zambia and Croatia have in common? Bartle Bull investigates the world of frontier markets
The wheels are already coming off Obama's Trojan horse revolution. Will he, like Jimmy Carter, be seen as a one-term disaster?
Patrick Cockburn's politics may be misguided, but he is a reporter and analyst of the first order. His biography of Iraq's foremost Shia power-broker is by far the most useful book about post-Saddam...
With most Sunni factions now seeking a deal, the big questions in Iraq have been resolved positively. The country remains one, it has embraced democracy and avoided all-out civil war. What violence...
The parliamentary elections in Iraq represent the conclusion of one of the most successful processes from tyranny to pluralism in history
The "improvised explosive device" may seem a humble opponent for the US military, but it is the focus of a battle of innovations pitting high-tech against low cunning
Muqtada al-Sadr's populist Shia rebels, who last year battled with US forces in Najaf, are now deeply involved in politics. They provide a case study of a rebel movement tentatively embracing...
Big media were misreading Iraq right up to the elections. Were they hoping for failure?