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A historic moment: The Ninawa Youth Political Forum.
A historic moment: The Ninawa Youth Political Forum.
A historic moment: The Ninawa Youth Political Forum.
The Brave Ones:

The Young Mosul Men Finding Political Freedom In Their Liberated City

Special Correspondent
For the first time in years, there are no extremist groups in Mosul to prevent young politicians from having a say – and from running for election on what they say is a more realistic platform.
No Trust:

Kurdish Opposition Politicians Ask Baghdad To Supervise Kurdish Elections

Honar Hama Rasheed
Elections will be held in May 2018 in Iraqi Kurdistan. Opposition politicians say the outdated electoral rolls could influence the outcome though – so they’re asking Baghdad to step in.
An Unholy Union?

The Still-Born Political Alliance That Casts Doubt On Iraq’s Popular PM

Mustafa Habib
Iraq’s popular prime minister had long been critical of the often-controversial Shiite Muslim militias. But last week he formed a short-lived alliance with them to compete in general elections. What went wrong?
A Mountain Kingdom?

Iraqi Politicians Nonplussed About New PKK 'Region'

Special Correspondent
Late last month the Kurdistan Worker's Party – an organization some describe as terrorist – declared a region of self-rule in the Qandil mountains. Strangely enough, nobody seems all that upset about their claim.
 (photo: امير حسن )  (photo: امير حسن )  (photo: امير حسن )
Gateway To Revolution:

Rebellious Iraqi Kurdish City Still Feels The Burn After Protests

Saman Omer
Anti-government demonstrations in the Iraqi Kurdish city, that started the Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein, have left a bitter aftertaste.
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
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