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A Shiite Muslim cleric speaks to volunteer fighters.
What Sistani Did Next:

Will Senior Cleric Disband The Militias Who Threaten Iraq’s Future?

Mustafa Habib
All Iraqi eyes are on the much-respected senior cleric who called up volunteer fighters to battle the extremists. Those fighters could soon cause problems for Iraq. But will the religious establishment help disband them?
Democracy, What Democracy?

No Power Or Efficacy For Kurdish MPs, As Senior Party Leadership Takes Over

Maaz Farhan
Iraqi Kurdistan’s political parties have side-lined MPs. Party chiefs make the decisions and negotiate with Arab counterparts, while junior politicians can only watch from afar.
The Replacements:

How Likely Is A New Government Really In Iraqi Kurdistan?

Histyar Qader
Since the ill-fated Kurdish independence referendum, critics have been calling for the current government of the region to be replaced. But, as some critics say, nobody is serious about this prospect.
Tougher Than the Islamic State:

No Winners In Iraq’s New ‘War On Corruption’

Mustafa Habib
Every day new anti-corruption cases are announced in Iraq's new "war on corruption". Yet they achieve virtually nothing. This may well be a war that nobody in Iraq can win.
After the Extremists:

Can The Leader Iraqis See As A Hero Today Solve Tomorrow’s Problems?

Mustafa Habib
Right now, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi is basking in the glow of victory. But the fight against extremism has both hidden, and produced, more serious problems. And there are just six months until elections.
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