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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
A flag belonging to one of the Shiite volunteer militias hangs over a sign that used to mark that this was IS territory near Tikirt, in Salahaddin province (photo: يونس البيياتي)
Power, Money And Angry Cousins:
Political In-Fighting in Salahaddin Province Causing Municipal Chaos
17.03.2016  |  Politics
Who is the Iraqi of the Year?
Year in Review:
Who Is Iraq's 'Person of the Year' For 2015?
7.01.2016  |  Politics
Members of a Christian militia group, the Ninawa Plain Forces..
Storms On The Horizon:
What Can Iraqis Expect In Post-Extremist Era?
17.12.2015  |  Politics
PM Haider al-Abadi: The senior politician may have run out of friends to call.
Nobody Wants To Be On Team al-Abadi:
Iraqi PM Can't Please Anyone, How Can He Save the Country?
4.11.2015  |  Politics
'I Seek Refuge With God Against Political Evil':
No More Red Lines For Protestors in Iraq
15.10.2015  |  Politics
شباب محتجون في السليمانية (photo: Soran Ahmad)
Ten Meetings and Nothing to Show For It:
While Iraqi Kurdish Politicians Argue About the Presidency, Protestors Bleed
15.10.2015  |  Politics
Not all as powerful as they look: The Ministers of Iraqi Kurdistan's regional government.
Desperately Seeking an Opposition:
Strained Relations Inside Iraqi Kurdistan's Power-Sharing Govt.
8.10.2015  |  Politics
Controversial alliance: Protestors supporting Russia and Syria in Moscow in 2012. (photo: اندري سميرنوف)
Mid-East's New 'Cold War':
Why The Russians Won't Win Against Extremists in Iraq
7.10.2015  |  Politics