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The eighth cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan was sworn  in, in 2014. Things have gone downhill from there. Source: Parliamentary website. (photo: موقع حكومة اقليم كردستان)
The eighth cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan was sworn  in, in 2014. Things have gone downhill from there. Source: Parliamentary website. (photo: موقع حكومة اقليم كردستان)
The eighth cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan was sworn  in, in 2014. Things have gone downhill from there. Source: Parliamentary website. (photo: موقع حكومة اقليم كردستان)
An Illegal State:

Will Iraqi Kurdistan End Up Without A President, Or A Parliament?

Honar Hama Rasheed
In early September, the current session of Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament ends. Several solutions are being suggested to solve the political deadlock before then. But none seem likely to work out.
23.03.2017
Gaming The Voters?

In Baghdad, Formerly Religious Politicians Hedge Bets, Start Secular Parties

Ibrahim Saleh
Iraqi politicians, who usually play on religious affiliations, are starting new organisations with a more secular message. But do they mean it, or are they just paying lip service to angry voters?
23.03.2017
Shooting For Political Stardom:

Iraq’s Controversial Militias Fail To Agree On Unified Electoral Positions

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s militias have political ambitions and everybody knows it. But recent attempts to form a united front for the next elections have failed; some fear the disagreements could lead to violence.
9.03.2017
Iraq’s Immigration Minister:

'We Are Not Forcing The Displaced To Return To Their Homes’

Awara Hamid
In an interview, Iraq’s Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jassim Mohammed, provides the latest update on Iraq’s displaced and dispels popular myths about those forced to flee their homes.
2.02.2017
A conference held in Baghdad, in October 2016 about the transfer of powers to provincial authorities. Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi, sits at the head of the table. (photo: الحكومة العراقية ) A conference held in Baghdad, in October 2016 about the transfer of powers to provincial authorities. Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi, sits at the head of the table. (photo: الحكومة العراقية ) A conference held in Baghdad, in October 2016 about the transfer of powers to provincial authorities. Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi, sits at the head of the table. (photo: الحكومة العراقية )
Why Can’t Law 21 Save The Country?

Plan To Decentralize Iraqi Govt. Power Still Stuck In Limbo

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s provinces want more power to look after their own finances and security. It’s a plan that may aid reconstruction and reconciliation. But it hasn’t happened and locals are asking why.
26.01.2017
A member of Iraqi Kurdish military planting the Iraqi Kurdish flag. (photo: كامران نجم)
Year In Review:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s ‘Year Of Crisis’
3.01.2017  |  Politics
Members of Sulaymaniyah's provincial government vote for a change of leader. (photo: موقع هافال ابو بكر على الفيسبوك)
The Governor’s New Clothes:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Historic Power Sharing Deal – Or Is It?
30.08.2016  |  Politics
The KDP's Jafar Ibrahim Eminki, is the Deputy Speaker in the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament (photo: أواره حميد)
KDP Spokesperson, Eminki:
'This Crisis Is Not About The Iraqi Kurdish Presidency'
4.08.2016  |  Politics
Senior politicians, including Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (third from right), in Parliament. (Source: Parliamentary website) (photo: الموقع الرسمي للبرلمان العراقي)
Too Many Contradictions:
Why Iraq’s New Political Parties Law Can Never Work
7.07.2016  |  Politics