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Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi, during his inaugural speech to parliament. Things have changed a lot since then.
After the Extremists:

Can The Leader Iraqis See As A Hero Today Solve Tomorrow’s Problems?

Mustafa Habib
Right now, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi is basking in the glow of victory. But the fight against extremism has both hidden, and produced, more serious problems. And there are just six months until elections.
23.11.2017
Liberty’s Libation:

In Anbar, Liquor Shops Are An Unlikely New Sign Of Hope

Kamal al-Ayash
Even before the extremists were in control in Anbar, selling alcohol was banned. During extremist control, selling liquor was punishable by death. But now liquor stores have become a sign of freedom.
23.11.2017
No Change:

How Iraqi Kurdistan’s Opposition Movement Lost Its Groove

Honar Hama Rasheed
Since the death of their founding father this year, Iraqi Kurdistan’s oppositional Change movement has not stood as strong as it once did on controversial issues. Party faithful are asking: why the silence?
23.11.2017
Fuelling The Fight?

Never Ending Story Of Extremism In Iraq

Mustafa Habib
The military campaign against the Islamic State is almost over. But now, locals and politicians alike say, the Iraqi government must work to ensure they cannot return to recruit more followers.
16.11.2017
Sons of the mountain generation: Iraqi Kurdish prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani. (photo: موقع قوباد طالباني على الفيسبوك) Sons of the mountain generation: Iraqi Kurdish prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani. (photo: موقع قوباد طالباني على الفيسبوك) Sons of the mountain generation: Iraqi Kurdish prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani. (photo: موقع قوباد طالباني على الفيسبوك)
From The Mountains To The City:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, A New Generation Takes Power

Histyar Qader
The old guard of Kurdish politicians fought for Kurdish rights with guns while the new generation is more likely to work with words, money and diplomacy. But are they really that different?
16.11.2017
Drama therapy in action in Iraq.
Drama therapy in action in Iraq.
Drama therapy in action in Iraq.
Traumatic Dramatics:

Iraqi Addicts, Criminals + Survivors Use Theatre As Therapy

Sara al-Qaher
An Iraqi man is using drama therapy to help local drug addicts, juvenile offenders and victims of chemical weapons attacks recover.
16.11.2017
Young Iraqis working in the junkyard that locals call the Bedouin garage. Young Iraqis working in the junkyard that locals call the Bedouin garage. Young Iraqis working in the junkyard that locals call the Bedouin garage.
Rust In Pieces:

A Visit To Southern Iraq’s Bedouin Car Cemetery

Saleem al-Wazzan
Up to 30 Bedouins near Basra have traded in their camels for cars. The nomads have taught themselves the scrap and spare parts trade in a huge junk yard in the desert.
16.11.2017
Underage Rage:

Changes To Marriage Law Just Another Erosion Of Iraqi Women’s Rights

Mustafa Habib
Proposed changes to Iraq’s personal status law caused protests because they drop the legal age of marriage to 9. Even worse, the changes come at the same time as an ongoing erosion in women’s status in Iraqi society.
9.11.2017
‘Nothing But Destruction’

Tuz Khurmatu, Town Of Broken Hearts

Shalaw Mohammed
Tuz Khurmatu has been a flash point for ethnic tensions in northern Iraq for years now. But residents in the town tended to carry on, through sporadic clashes – until now.
8.11.2017
Laughing Through Tears?

Iraqi Kurdish Make Jokes About Politics, Otherwise They’ll Cry

Maaz Farhan
Some Iraqi Kurdish locals have concluded that satire and comedy are the best way to break through all of the political drama. Behind the jokes, there’s a serious message for their fans.
9.11.2017