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Sons of the mountain generation: Iraqi Kurdish prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani. (photo: موقع قوباد طالباني على الفيسبوك)
Sons of the mountain generation: Iraqi Kurdish prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani. (photo: موقع قوباد طالباني على الفيسبوك)
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

Histyar Qader
The old guard of Kurdish politicians fought for Kurdish rights with guns while the new generation is more likely to work with words, money and diplomacy. But are they really that different?
16.11.2017
Laughing Through Tears?

Iraqi Kurdish Make Jokes About Politics, Otherwise They’ll Cry

Maaz Farhan
Some Iraqi Kurdish locals have concluded that satire and comedy are the best way to break through all of the political drama. Behind the jokes, there’s a serious message for their fans.
9.11.2017
Underage Rage:

Changes To Marriage Law Just Another Erosion Of Iraqi Women’s Rights

Mustafa Habib
Proposed changes to Iraq’s personal status law caused protests because they drop the legal age of marriage to 9. Even worse, the changes come at the same time as an ongoing erosion in women’s status in Iraqi society.
9.11.2017
Iran vs. The US:

As Extremists Withdraw, Iraq Is Trapped Between Two Unhappy, Demanding Allies

Mustafa Habib
The US are occupiers, say some of Iraq’s militias. The militias need to disband, say US diplomats. Stuck in the middle is the Iraqi government, caught between two forces, both of which it needs to survive.
2.11.2017
Displaced locals  from the province in the Baiji area. Displaced locals  from the province in the Baiji area. Displaced locals  from the province in the Baiji area.
No Returns:

Baiji’s Frustrated + Displaced Still Can’t Come Home

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
Their hometown was destroyed during the fight against the Islamic State. Returning won’t be easy, and a lack of state services and harsh security measures make it harder still.
2.11.2017
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
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