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Forced together? Former political enemies around one Erbil table.
Forced Together

Marathon Of Iraqi Govt. Negotiations Bring Sworn Enemies Together

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s politicians are not getting anywhere, as they negotiate to form the next government. It is apparently so frustrating that many have even started talking to their sworn political enemies again.
Who’s The Boss?

Iraqi Politicians Fear Interim Government Will Be Too Powerful

Mustafa Habib
While parties are negotiating to form a new government and recounting votes, worried ex-parliamentarians are asking who will hold an interim administration to account.
Something In The Water

The Secret History Behind The Stalled Project To Solve Iraq’s Water Problems

Histyar Qader and Awara Hamid
Despite ever-increasing water supply problems, the construction of one of the biggest dams in Iraq remains on hold. One of the main reasons for the delay seems to be political paranoia.
Dangerously Apathetic:

Anbar Voters Care Less About Election After The Vote, Than They Did Before

Kamal al-Ayash
In other provinces, voters are debating election fraud and the next government. In Anbar, they care less about the election and more about the football World Cup.
Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him. Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him. Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him.
Re-Writing History:

‘If I Didn’t Write, Mosul's Story Would Have Come From The Extremists’

Mustafa Habib
History lecturer Omar Mohammed spent the last few years fearing for his life. His alter-ego, Mosul Eye, became famous because it was one of the only voices in the city the Islamic State did not manage to silence.
Fighters from Shiite Muslim volunteer militias celebrate victory at Baiji. (photo: أحمد الربيعي)
Iraq's Most Controversial Political Party:
The Source Of Their Power + What They Want In Government
14.06.2018  |  Politics
Who owns them? The streets of Kirkuk. (photo: شوان نوزاد)
The New Government’s First Fight:
Political Storm Clouds Over Northern Iraqi City Of Kirkuk
7.06.2018  |  Politics
A scene from the rally on the independence referendum last year. (photo: حمه سور)
Don’t Mention The Referendum:
Nobody Wants To Talk About Kurdish Independence Now
31.05.2018  |  Politics
Threats, Demographics, New Faces:
Why Sunni Parties Lost So Much In The 2018 Elections
24.05.2018  |  Politics
The Kurdish are asking: Where is my vote? (photo: ليفي كلانسي :الموسوعة الحرة)
Same Sh*t, Different Election:
Confessions Of A Non-Voter In Iraq
17.05.2018  |  Politics
Neutral zone? A range of different TV channels in Iraq.
Fourth Estate Or Fan Club?
In Election Run-Up, Iraqi Media Drops Any Pretence Of Neutrality
10.05.2018  |  Politics
Voter registration underway in Basra. (photo: 					)
They Don’t Need Another Hero:
No Election Front Runners In Basra
3.05.2018  |  Politics
An Iraqi voters displays the ink stained finger that indicates she voted. This year there will be fewer ink-stained fingers and more digital technology. (photo: كرس هندروس \ جيتي)
Election coverage:
26.04.2018  |  Politics
The young Iraqi man filmed himself kissing the female candidate's poster.
Defamed + Dishonoured:
Why Iraqi Politicians’ Sex Tapes Don’t Matter
26.04.2018  |  Politics
Too much fake news in Kurdistan. (photo: سفين حامد \جيتي)
Facebook With An Agenda:
Hunting For Troll Farms In Northern Iraq
25.04.2018  |  Politics