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Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: جيتي)
Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: جيتي)
Protesters carry a wounded fellow demonstrator in Baghdad last week. (photo: جيتي)
The Young People Today:

Iraq’s ‘Youth Bulge’ Will Change The Country

Mustafa Habib
The protests that shook Iraq are winding down. But younger Iraqis remain determined and the generation gap that’s developing will have an impact for years to come.
11.10.2019
Baghdad’s Youthquake:

Iraq’s Young Protestors ‘Have Nothing Left To Lose’

Mustafa Habib
Anti-government protests in Baghdad were led by the younger generation, one that has grown up under military rule, lived a more liberal life online and is now questioning the very basis of local, political culture.
6.10.2019
Blacklisted:

Will US Sanctions Change Salahaddin’s Political Landscape?

Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri
One of the province’s most popular politicians - Abdullah al-Jibouri - was recently added to a US sanctions list and his critics believe it could scupper his chances in the next provincial elections.
2.10.2019
Opinion:

Iraq’s Foreign ‘Allies’ Are Killing Iraq’s Hope For A Better Future

Mustafa Habib
Anti-government protests, some of which centred on the dismissal of a heroic general, symbolize both Iraq’s hope for a new unity and the negative impact of US-Iran tensions.
2.10.2019
رئيس الوزراء عادل عبد المهدي  رئيس الوزراء عادل عبد المهدي  رئيس الوزراء عادل عبد المهدي
Unhappy Birthday:

On Its One Year Anniversary, Iraqi Government Gets Long List Of Challenges

Mustafa Habib
The current government has been in power just under a year. Now, after some early successes, things don’t look good, with ministerial resignations, foreign policy tensions and an economic crisis looming.
19.09.2019
Fighters from Shiite Muslim volunteer militias celebrate victory at Baiji. (photo: أحمد الربيعي)
Iraq's Most Controversial Political Party:
The Source Of Their Power + What They Want In Government
14.06.2018  |  Politics
Who owns them? The streets of Kirkuk. (photo: شوان نوزاد)
The New Government’s First Fight:
Political Storm Clouds Over Northern Iraqi City Of Kirkuk
7.06.2018  |  Politics
A scene from the rally on the independence referendum last year. (photo: حمه سور)
Don’t Mention The Referendum:
Nobody Wants To Talk About Kurdish Independence Now
31.05.2018  |  Politics
Threats, Demographics, New Faces:
Why Sunni Parties Lost So Much In The 2018 Elections
24.05.2018  |  Politics
The Kurdish are asking: Where is my vote? (photo: ليفي كلانسي :الموسوعة الحرة)
Same Sh*t, Different Election:
Confessions Of A Non-Voter In Iraq
17.05.2018  |  Politics
Neutral zone? A range of different TV channels in Iraq.
Fourth Estate Or Fan Club?
In Election Run-Up, Iraqi Media Drops Any Pretence Of Neutrality
10.05.2018  |  Politics
Voter registration underway in Basra. (photo: 					)
They Don’t Need Another Hero:
No Election Front Runners In Basra
3.05.2018  |  Politics
An Iraqi voters displays the ink stained finger that indicates she voted. This year there will be fewer ink-stained fingers and more digital technology. (photo: كرس هندروس \ جيتي)
Election coverage:
IRAQ VOTES 2018
26.04.2018  |  Politics
The young Iraqi man filmed himself kissing the female candidate's poster.
Defamed + Dishonoured:
Why Iraqi Politicians’ Sex Tapes Don’t Matter
26.04.2018  |  Politics
Too much fake news in Kurdistan. (photo: سفين حامد \جيتي)
Facebook With An Agenda:
Hunting For Troll Farms In Northern Iraq
25.04.2018  |  Politics
Election Campaigning:
A Plague Of Posters On All Of Baghdad’s Houses
19.04.2018  |  Politics