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Members of IHEC: No provincial elections planned in the near future.
Members of IHEC: No provincial elections planned in the near future.
Members of IHEC: No provincial elections planned in the near future.
Bad Governors

Drama On Iraq’s Councils After Provincial Elections Are Cancelled Again

Mustafa Habib
Conflict at federal level is complicating local politics too. Provincial elections have not been held for five years and council leadership no longer reflects the country’s new political reality.
31.12.2018
Out With The Islamists

Iraqi Kurdistan Heading For First Secular Government In A Decade

Histyar Qader
In 2019, it seems Iraqi Kurdistan’s government will not have any Islamist parties involved. Their exclusion, and a wholly secular leadership, presents both a problem and an opportunity.
30.12.2018
Problematic Pennant

In Northern Iraq, Raising The Kurdish Flag Brings Military Response

Shalaw Mohammed
In mid-December Iraqi Kurdish locals celebrate ‘Flag Day’. However in the disputed city of Kirkuk, raising the Kurdish flag remains controversial and a sign of how badly things have gone wrong here since late 2017.
24.12.2018
The Province Most Likely To:

Basra Protests Evolve, Confuse And Have The Potential To Change Everything

Mustafa Habib
Just a few short months ago, Basra was known for oil production, shipping and poverty. Since this summer’s protests, it has become the province most likely to drastically change Iraq’s political landscape.
21.12.2018
A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي) A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي) A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي)
Perfect Storm:

New Iraqi Govt Struggles With Internal Political Conflicts + International Sanctions

Mustafa Habib
Iraqi politicians are struggling to finalize their cabinet while dealing with ongoing internal scraps and the threat of international sanctions.
13.12.2018
Anti-government demonstrations in Najaf, southern Iraq.
Change We Can Believe In
Iraq’s Historic Opportunity
16.08.2018  |  Politics
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