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One of the larger protests in Baghdad's Tahrir square: Locals are finding that smaller, more specific demonstrations are having more impact.
Neighbourhood Tactics:

Smaller Protests in Baghdad Get Bigger Results

Ibrahim Saleh
Smaller demonstrations that don’t go beyond Baghdad’s individual neighbourhoods are proving more successful than the protests with tens of thousands in the central city.
17.08.2017
Friend Or Foe:

Iraq’s Newest Political Party Causes Problems In the Provinces

Ali Nasseri
Seven members of Dhi Qar’s provincial council have defected to a brand new political party. But, local observers say, it’s just more of the same and the new party won’t make any real difference.
10.08.2017
One Thing In Common:

Iraq’s New Electoral Law To Sideline Small Opposition Parties

Mustafa Habib
In Iraq, larger political parties disagree on everything except maintaining the status quo: Parliament just passed a law that will badly affect the smaller parties competing in the next elections.
9.08.2017
Interview + KDP Spokesperson:

After Independence, Kurdistan ‘Will be A Good Neighbour To Iraq’

Awara Hamid
Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP is a major promoter of a referendum on Kurdish independence. Mahmoud Mohammad, a senior KDP member, spoke to NIQASH about the various controversies around it.
3.08.2017
Iraq After The Islamic State:

No Unity On The Sunni Side Of The Street

Mustafa Habib
As the date for a Baghdad summit on unity nears, the cracks are showing. It seems the country's Sunni politicians can’t even get together to discuss their possible unity, in post-Islamic State Iraq.
12.07.2017
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