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The Facebook pages of Iraqi Kurdish leaders.
The Facebook pages of Iraqi Kurdish leaders.
The Facebook pages of Iraqi Kurdish leaders.
Storming Social Media:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, Facebook Is Protestors’ Last Resort

Maaz Farhan
Protests, sit-ins and other campaigns have not done much to solve Iraqi Kurdistan’s political problems. Critics of local government believe Facebook is one of their only chances to voice criticism and effect change.
22.06.2017
Trojan Horse Or Treasure?

The Cross-Sectarian, King-Making Alliance Planned For Next Iraqi Elections

Mustafa Habib
One of Iraq’s most powerful political groupings, the Sadrist movement, is trying to form a new alliance that may unite secular, Sunni and Kurdish parties. It would be a first for Iraq. But it could also be a trap.
20.06.2017
Creating the Shiite Crescent:

As Extremists Lose Power In Iraq, Militias Loyal To Iran Gain It

Mustafa Habib
The Iraqi government’s next big problem is coming into view: The group of powerful Shiite Muslim militias loyal to Iran seem to want to keep the country enmeshed in regional turmoil.
14.06.2017
Not Our Problem:

Iraq’s Officials Deny Responsibility In Disputed Areas

Does the northern town of Jalawla belong to Iraq or is it part of Iraqi Kurdistan? Until the question can be answered, long-suffering locals are not getting any help with rebuilding or municipal services.
8.06.2017
Not in the new coalition: Maysan's governor, Ali Dawai (centre), visits construction workers in 2014. (photo: علي الساعدي) Not in the new coalition: Maysan's governor, Ali Dawai (centre), visits construction workers in 2014. (photo: علي الساعدي) Not in the new coalition: Maysan's governor, Ali Dawai (centre), visits construction workers in 2014. (photo: علي الساعدي)
Drawing Battle Lines:

Infighting On Maysan’s Provincial Council, A Sign Of Things To Come

Haider al-Husseini
A new coalition has been formed on Maysan’s provincial council. The group says they are committed to combatting corruption. But others say it’s really about an intra-Shiite scrap imported from Baghdad.
1.06.2017
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
Senior members of the Iraqi Kurdish alliance in Baghdad's Parliament.
Kurdish MPs To Baghdad:
‘Get Your House In Order, Or We Won’t Be Back’
26.05.2016  |  Politics
Iraqi schoolchildren with donated books and pens. (photo: Staff Sgt. Alex Licea)
No Way To Get Funding:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Law on NGOs Must Change, NGOs Say
12.05.2016  |  Politics
 (photo: Website of Iraqi Parliament)
The Danger Of Dictatorship:
How To Replace Iraq’s Flawed Political System?
12.05.2016  |  Politics
Banned: The Speaker of the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament, Yusuf Mohammed. (photo: هونر حمه رشيد)
Speaker Of Iraqi Kurdish Parliament:
‘If Barzani Stepped Down Now, He Would Be A Model President’
31.03.2016  |  Politics