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Cabinet endorses Institutional Performance Management System

Iraq’s Institutional Performance Management System endorsed for implementation across Iraq’s Public Sector The Council of Ministers has endorsed “Iraq Government-Wide Institutional Performance Management System” for immediate application across public sector institutions in Iraq. The system is a non-prescriptive business excellence framework for organizational management, designed to help organizations to become more competitive. It provides a […]

IBBC, RUSI brief on Iraqi Election Results

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has held an event in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on ‘The Iraq Election Results: what next for Iraq’s political stability?’. The panel event, in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute gave an initial assessment of the Iraqi election result and commented on the early […]

US in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election

The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The secretary was in Colorado to preside at the change-of-command ceremony for North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. “History […]

Legislators call for Canceling Election Results

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Many Iraqi legislators call for canceling election results On May 21, a group of Iraqi parliament members submitted a request to the speaker to cancel the results of the May 12 […]

Can Sadr swing Nonsectarian Government?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance emerged victorious in the May 12 Iraqi elections, its leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, has been seeking meetings with the leaders of the other top-vote-getting alliances to discuss the possibility of forming the […]

Election leaves Iran Scrambling to Preserve Influence

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance formed by Muqtada al-Sadr and the Iraqi Communist Party is ahead in the preliminary results of the Iraqi elections. More than 90% of the votes in all of […]

Video: Al-Abadi will have to Negotiate his Future

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The vote dealt a blow to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose Nasr alliance is trailing in third place. But with no group winning a majority, he could still be a major player. Al […]

Sadr’s Bloc Wins Iraq Election

By John Lee. The alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada al-Sadr has won the parliamentary election. But according to BBC News, Sadr cannot become prime minister as he did not stand as a candidate. He is, however, expected to play a key role in forming the new government. Sadr is strongly opposed to […]

Iraq Election: Abadi Trails Rivals

By John Lee. According to media reports, the Nasr (Victory) Alliance led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is trailing in third place in the Iraqi general elections. With more than half of votes counted, Saeroun (Marching Towards Reform) list, comprising Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr’s Istiqama (Integrity) party and six mostly secular groups, is in the […]

Preparations in Place for Iraqi Parliamentary Elections

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqis are heading out to the polls this week, and the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said it is making sure everyone who is eligible to vote will have […]

Moscow’s Iraq Strategy: Make Lots of Friends

By Ruslan Mamedov for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Moscow’s interest in the Middle East and the growing Russian presence in the region go beyond Russian involvement in the Syrian civil war. For several years Russia has been building partnerships […]