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A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي)
A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي)
A member of a Shiite Musilm militia wearing green and yellow, the Shia colours. (photo: موقع الحشد الشعبي)
Perfect Storm:

New Iraqi Govt Struggles With Internal Political Conflicts + International Sanctions

Mustafa Habib
Iraqi politicians are struggling to finalize their cabinet while dealing with ongoing internal scraps and the threat of international sanctions.
13.12.2018
Game Changer:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Most Powerful Political Cousins Set To Share Power At The Top

Honar Hama Rasheed
Earlier this month Iraqi Kurdistan’s most popular party made an unexpected choice for regional prime minister. Some fear the choice may increase rivalry between two cousins who must now run the region in unison.
13.12.2018
Still Hot, Still Angry

Momentum Of Protests In Southern Iraq Slows – But They Won’t Stop

Saleem al-Wazzan
Protestors in Basra are young, genuinely angry and well aware their demands are not being met. So, although the demonstrations have slowed, locals believe they will return – and with more fury.
30.08.2018
Reunion Blues

In Northern Iraq, Where A Re-Opened Bridge Is About Much More Than Just A-To-B

Shalaw Mohammed
A Kirkuk bridge destroyed during the October face-off between Iraqi and Kurdish troops has been re-opened. In practical terms, it’s positive. But in terms of symbolism and politics, it’s seen by some as a bad sign.
30.08.2018
Shiite politicians meet and it doesn't look like fun. Shiite politicians meet and it doesn't look like fun. Shiite politicians meet and it doesn't look like fun.
Strange Goings-On:

Intrigue + Manipulation, Friends + Enemies, As Iraq Tries To Form New Govt

Mustafa Habib
As Iraq begins creating a new government and traditional allies disagree, there’s been plenty of behind-the-scenes action and intrigue – especially from the country’s neighbours in Iran.
29.08.2018
Neutral zone? A range of different TV channels in Iraq.
Fourth Estate Or Fan Club?
In Election Run-Up, Iraqi Media Drops Any Pretence Of Neutrality
10.05.2018  |  Politics
Voter registration underway in Basra. (photo: 					)
They Don’t Need Another Hero:
No Election Front Runners In Basra
3.05.2018  |  Politics
An Iraqi voters displays the ink stained finger that indicates she voted. This year there will be fewer ink-stained fingers and more digital technology. (photo: كرس هندروس \ جيتي)
Election coverage:
IRAQ VOTES 2018
26.04.2018  |  Politics
The young Iraqi man filmed himself kissing the female candidate's poster.
Defamed + Dishonoured:
Why Iraqi Politicians’ Sex Tapes Don’t Matter
26.04.2018  |  Politics
Too much fake news in Kurdistan. (photo: سفين حامد \جيتي)
Facebook With An Agenda:
Hunting For Troll Farms In Northern Iraq
25.04.2018  |  Politics
Election Campaigning:
A Plague Of Posters On All Of Baghdad’s Houses
19.04.2018  |  Politics
Slander + Propaganda:
This Month In Fake News, In Iraqi Kurdistan
5.04.2018  |  Politics
They may look homogenous here but in Baghdad, the Kurds won't vote based on ethnicity. (photo: ليفي كلانسي :الموسوعة الحرة)
Policies Or Ethnicity?
In Baghdad, Kurdish Voters Likely To Ignore Kurdish MPs
5.04.2018  |  Politics
At work in the Basra centre for updating the electoral rolls.
Independent Candidates:
In Southern Iraq, A Trend For Electing The Creative Class
5.04.2018  |  Politics