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    Basra’s Political Marketplace: Understanding Government Failure after the Protests

Basra’s Political Marketplace: Understanding Government Failure after the Protests

by Zmkan Ali Saleem & Mac Skelton

The following article was originally published as a policy brief of the Institute of Regional & International Studies (IRIS) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Syria/Iraq Office. Click here to view the full brief.

Introduction

To date, the policy discussion on Basra has revolved around whether or not the newly appointed central government under Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s leadership […]

April 29th, 2019|Featured, Iraq, Research|1 Comment|
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    Iraq’s Reparation Bill for Yazidi Female Survivors: More Progress Needed

Iraq’s Reparation Bill for Yazidi Female Survivors: More Progress Needed

by Güley Bor

Introduction

Iraqi President Barham Salih announced on 7 April 2019 a bill to the Iraqi parliament for review and adoption, entitled “Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law”. The ground-breaking bill sets forth a number of reparation measures for female Yazidi survivors of captivity, which is the first attempt by the Iraqi government to redress the harm suffered by its ethno-religious […]

April 26th, 2019|Featured, Iraq|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq’ by Caroleen Sayej

Book Review – ‘Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq’ by Caroleen Sayej

by Geneive Abdo
Caroleen Marji Sayej’s meticulously chronicled study examines Ali al-Sistani’s immense influence upon Iraqi politics, all the more potent against the backdrop of the fractured state that emerged after the 2003 American invasion. Well-researched and persuasively argued, Sayej’s book avoids the pitfalls of much literature on the topic, which often misunderstands the place of religion in Arab societies […]

The Kirkuk Case and Baghdad–Erbil Relations

by Diyari Salih

After the American departure from Iraq in 2011, relations between Erbil and Baghdad have been characterised by many fluctuations. The Kurds did not have good relations with Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister between 2006–14, blaming him for neglecting their calls to settle the dilemma of Kirkuk according to Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution. Furthermore, they claimed that […]

February 27th, 2019|Iraq|0 Comments|

The Upcoming Iranian–American Confrontation in Iraq

by Diyari Salih

Since 1979, the United States has looked at Iran as an enemy, and made all possible efforts to prevent the country from extending its influence past its geographical borders. The US supported Saddam Hussein’s regime during the 1980s Iran–Iraq war to stop Tehran from again becoming a great regional power. Later, when Saddam became a threat to American […]

February 8th, 2019|Iraq|0 Comments|

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