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One of the larger protests in Baghdad's Tahrir square: Locals are finding that smaller, more specific demonstrations are having more impact.
Neighbourhood Tactics:

Smaller Protests in Baghdad Get Bigger Results

Ibrahim Saleh
Smaller demonstrations that don’t go beyond Baghdad’s individual neighbourhoods are proving more successful than the protests with tens of thousands in the central city.
17.08.2017
Friend Or Foe:

Iraq’s Newest Political Party Causes Problems In the Provinces

Ali Nasseri
Seven members of Dhi Qar’s provincial council have defected to a brand new political party. But, local observers say, it’s just more of the same and the new party won’t make any real difference.
10.08.2017
One Thing In Common:

Iraq’s New Electoral Law To Sideline Small Opposition Parties

Mustafa Habib
In Iraq, larger political parties disagree on everything except maintaining the status quo: Parliament just passed a law that will badly affect the smaller parties competing in the next elections.
9.08.2017
Interview + KDP Spokesperson:

After Independence, Kurdistan ‘Will be A Good Neighbour To Iraq’

Awara Hamid
Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP is a major promoter of a referendum on Kurdish independence. Mahmoud Mohammad, a senior KDP member, spoke to NIQASH about the various controversies around it.
3.08.2017
Iraq After The Islamic State:

No Unity On The Sunni Side Of The Street

Mustafa Habib
As the date for a Baghdad summit on unity nears, the cracks are showing. It seems the country's Sunni politicians can’t even get together to discuss their possible unity, in post-Islamic State Iraq.
12.07.2017
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
The Facebook pages of Iraqi Kurdish leaders.
Storming Social Media:
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Facebook Is Protestors’ Last Resort
22.06.2017  |  Politics
A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي)
Creating the Shiite Crescent:
As Extremists Lose Power In Iraq, Militias Loyal To Iran Gain It
14.06.2017  |  Politics
A meeting of the leaders of the National Alliance in Iraq. Source: Website (photo: الموقع الرسمي للتحالف الوطني)
Post-Sectarian Politics?
Iraq’s Most Important Political Alliance Riven By Disputes
20.04.2017  |  Politics
Spent billions:  Iraq’s Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jassim Mohammed.
Iraq’s Immigration Minister:
'We Are Not Forcing The Displaced To Return To Their Homes’
2.02.2017  |  Politics
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
26.01.2017  |  Politics
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