Historians and geopolitical experts usually seek major shifts to understand and explain the developments in the world, believing they will find answers in any major military-political development. The shifts in the last century included a number of major events, each of which was considered a "milestone" towards a new phase in international relations.
Art exhibitions, book fairs on the Tigris and Godot in Baghdad - after decades of conflict and strife, the Iraqi capital is experiencing an artistic renaissance.
"People need art, they want to develop their artistic taste - it's an escape route," said Noor Alaa al-Din, director of art space The Gallery.
"We are like any country, we have the right to art to entertain us."
More than 7,000 U.S. service members and more than 8,000 contractors had died in post 9/11 wars as of July 2021
A volley of rockets targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region killed a foreign civilian contractor and wounded five others, the U.S.-led coalition said.
The attack late on Feb. 15 was the first time in nearly two months that Western military or diplomatic installations have been targeted in Iraq, after a string of similar incidents.
The United States said on June 11 it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as friction between the two countries eased under a new U.S.-friendly premier in Baghdad.
The United States also promised support to prop up the struggling Iraqi economy as the two nations held their first strategic dialogue in more than a decade.
According to the latest data - US forces have begun withdrawing their troops from 15 military bases located in Iraqi territory.
The Iraqi Parliament passed an earlier resolution calling for the removal of US forces from the country following the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike in Iraqi territory, "Sputnik" writes.