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A meeting of the leaders of the National Alliance in Iraq. Source: Website (photo: الموقع الرسمي للتحالف الوطني)
A meeting of the leaders of the National Alliance in Iraq. Source: Website (photo: الموقع الرسمي للتحالف الوطني)
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

Mustafa Habib
An alliance of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim politicians has dominated the country’s parliament for over a decade. But today, that alliance looks increasingly insecure, with leaders looking for new partnerships.
20.04.2017
Running Qandil:

The Controversial Kurdish Region, Inside The Kurdish Region

Saman Omer
In Iraqi Kurdistan, there is a semi-independent region within the semi-independent region. The controversial Kurdistan Worker's Party run an area on the border. But not everyone likes that.
12.04.2017
Lies, Damned Lies and Facebook:

An Epidemic Of Partisan, Political Trolls And ‘Fake News’ On Iraqi Social Media

Mustafa Habib
The latest trend in politics in Iraq involves the creation of seemingly innocuous Facebook pages, that are used to spread rumours and lies about the opposition. It’s a trend that will only get worse as elections near.
12.04.2017
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
The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Salim al-Jibouri (centre), at work in Baghdad. (photo: موقع البرلمان العراقي) The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Salim al-Jibouri (centre), at work in Baghdad. (photo: موقع البرلمان العراقي) The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Salim al-Jibouri (centre), at work in Baghdad. (photo: موقع البرلمان العراقي)
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
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