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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
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
A flag belonging to one of the Shiite volunteer militias hangs over a sign that used to mark that this was IS territory near Tikirt, in Salahaddin province (photo: يونس البيياتي)
Power, Money And Angry Cousins:
Political In-Fighting in Salahaddin Province Causing Municipal Chaos
17.03.2016  |  Politics
Who is the Iraqi of the Year?
Year in Review:
Who Is Iraq's 'Person of the Year' For 2015?
7.01.2016  |  Politics
Members of a Christian militia group, the Ninawa Plain Forces..
Storms On The Horizon:
What Can Iraqis Expect In Post-Extremist Era?
17.12.2015  |  Politics