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Postcards from Abadan, Iran, in the new visa free zone. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Postcards from Abadan, Iran, in the new visa free zone. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Postcards from Abadan, Iran, in the new visa free zone. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Visa Free:

As Saudis Prepare To Open Basra Consulate, Iran Opens Border To Iraqis

Saleem al-Wazzan
Iraqis can now visit a special visa-free zone in neighbouring Iran, over the border from Basra. Some locals see the open border as a cynical economic and political move that helps Iran, but not Iraq.
22.02.2018
Establishing A Foothold:

Iraqi Political Party Hopes To Capitalize On Kurdish Political Angst

Kosar Othman
Opening another office in Iraqi Kurdistan is a good decision for the newly formed National Wisdom party. Even though they are Arab and may only get a few votes there, it makes for great optics, no matter what.
22.02.2018
Cry Me A River:

Iraq’s Lack Of Water Is A Foreign Policy Problem, Ministers Say

Mustafa Habib
Once it was the extremists who held Iraq’s water to ransom. Now it is tribes in Iraq’s southern provinces using water supplies as a deadly weapon.
22.02.2018
Party Politics:

In Run Up To Elections, Kirkuk More Divided Than Ever

Shalaw Mohammed
In the past Kirkuk’s different ethnic groups would unite to compete in elections. But after a tumultuous few months, things are very different this year.
15.02.2018
New objectives: Kurdish demonstrators protest the fact that salaries have not been paid for months. (photo: حمه سور ) New objectives: Kurdish demonstrators protest the fact that salaries have not been paid for months. (photo: حمه سور ) New objectives: Kurdish demonstrators protest the fact that salaries have not been paid for months. (photo: حمه سور )
Abadi or Maliki?

Iraqi Kurdish Politicians Won’t Place Bets Until After Elections

Histyar Qader
Who would be the best prime minister to advance Kurdish interests in Iraq? This is the question Iraq’s Kurdish politicians are asking themselves, as elections approach and backroom deals are being done.
15.02.2018
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