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A Shiite Muslim cleric speaks to volunteer fighters.
What Sistani Did Next:

Will Senior Cleric Disband The Militias Who Threaten Iraq’s Future?

Mustafa Habib
All Iraqi eyes are on the much-respected senior cleric who called up volunteer fighters to battle the extremists. Those fighters could soon cause problems for Iraq. But will the religious establishment help disband them?
13.12.2017
Democracy, What Democracy?

No Power Or Efficacy For Kurdish MPs, As Senior Party Leadership Takes Over

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan’s political parties have side-lined MPs. Party chiefs make the decisions and negotiate with Arab counterparts, while junior politicians can only watch from afar.
7.12.2017
The Replacements:

How Likely Is A New Government Really In Iraqi Kurdistan?

Histyar Qader
Since the ill-fated Kurdish independence referendum, critics have been calling for the current government of the region to be replaced. But, as some critics say, nobody is serious about this prospect.
7.12.2017
Tougher Than the Islamic State:

No Winners In Iraq’s New ‘War On Corruption’

Mustafa Habib
Every day new anti-corruption cases are announced in Iraq's new "war on corruption". Yet they achieve virtually nothing. This may well be a war that nobody in Iraq can win.
7.12.2017
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
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
16.11.2017  |  Politics
Iraqi members of Parliament being sworn in. PM Haider al-Abadi sits at the far right.
To The Rescue:
Can The Iraqi Constitution Save Kirkuk?
25.10.2017  |  Politics
The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
Over His Dead Body:
At His Funeral, Senior Kurdish Statesman Unites Foes
12.10.2017  |  Politics
نجم الدين كريم  (photo: Shwan Nawzad)
Kirkuk’s Kurdish Governor:
If Baghdad Blockades Us, ‘We Will Manage’
27.09.2017  |  Politics
Alarming rumour: The Iraqi Kurdish military were headed for a showdown with the federal army.
Sects, Lies And Social Media:
Tall Tales Cause Tensions Ahead Of Kurdish Independence Referendum
20.09.2017  |  Politics
Neighbourhood Tactics:
Smaller Protests in Baghdad Get Bigger Results
17.08.2017  |  Politics
Iraq After The Islamic State:
No Unity On The Sunni Side Of The Street
12.07.2017  |  Politics
Iraqi Kurdish flag: For decades, just being Kurdish was enough to unite locals on the topic of independence.
Social Media Smoke Signals:
Why Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum May Be Doomed
5.07.2017  |  Politics