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Forced together? Former political enemies around one Erbil table.
Forced Together

Marathon Of Iraqi Govt. Negotiations Bring Sworn Enemies Together

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s politicians are not getting anywhere, as they negotiate to form the next government. It is apparently so frustrating that many have even started talking to their sworn political enemies again.
Who’s The Boss?

Iraqi Politicians Fear Interim Government Will Be Too Powerful

Mustafa Habib
While parties are negotiating to form a new government and recounting votes, worried ex-parliamentarians are asking who will hold an interim administration to account.
Something In The Water

The Secret History Behind The Stalled Project To Solve Iraq’s Water Problems

Histyar Qader and Awara Hamid
Despite ever-increasing water supply problems, the construction of one of the biggest dams in Iraq remains on hold. One of the main reasons for the delay seems to be political paranoia.
Dangerously Apathetic:

Anbar Voters Care Less About Election After The Vote, Than They Did Before

Kamal al-Ayash
In other provinces, voters are debating election fraud and the next government. In Anbar, they care less about the election and more about the football World Cup.
Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him. Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him. Omar Mohammed, or Mosul Eye, as much of the rest of the world knows him.
Re-Writing History:

‘If I Didn’t Write, Mosul's Story Would Have Come From The Extremists’

Mustafa Habib
History lecturer Omar Mohammed spent the last few years fearing for his life. His alter-ego, Mosul Eye, became famous because it was one of the only voices in the city the Islamic State did not manage to silence.
The road into the Qandil mountain area run by the PKK.
A Mountain Kingdom?
Iraqi Politicians Nonplussed About New PKK 'Region'
18.01.2018  |  Politics
Members of an Iraqi militias carry posters of Iranian leaders.
The Usual Red Lines:
What Did Iraqis Think About Protests In Iran?
11.01.2018  |  Politics
Year In Review:
Iraqis Leave 2017 With High Hopes
28.12.2017  |  Politics
 (photo: Hama Swr)
Year In Review:
An Annus Horriblis For Iraq’s Kurds
28.12.2017  |  Politics
Thankless job: Head of the Integrity Commission, Hassan al-Yasiri, gives a press conference.
Tougher Than the Islamic State:
No Winners In Iraq’s New ‘War On Corruption’
7.12.2017  |  Politics
Sons of the mountain generation: Iraqi Kurdish prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani. (photo: موقع قوباد طالباني على الفيسبوك)
From The Mountains To The City:
In Iraqi Kurdistan, A New Generation Takes Power
16.11.2017  |  Politics