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Video: How can Iraq’s political Unrest be Solved?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters have lost their patience with what they say is decades of corruption and lack of services. They’re demanding Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resign – and the whole political system be […]

Corruption Continues to Destabilize Iraq

By Toby Dodge, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In March and April, an extensive opinion poll carried out across Iraq found that the population were only united by very high levels of pessimism (opens in new window) about the […]

Basra’s Poisonous Water Demands Int’l Action

By Glada Lahn and Nouar Shamout, for Chatham House. Violent protests erupted in Basra this summer in response to the deterioration of public services. At the centre of the unrest is a water supply crisis which Iraq can only solve with regional and international cooperation. In August, frustrations over crippled public services, drought and unemployment […]

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 […]

Experts discuss Future of Iraq’s Economy at IBBC Retreat

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual weekend retreat on 7-9 July at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park, a venue dedicated to the advancement of international societal issues through constructive dialogue. Around 60 IBBC Members and guest speakers attended this unique event to discuss pressing issues on the future of Iraq’s economy, prospects and […]

The Reformation of Iraq’s Foreign Relations: New Elites and Enduring Legacies

Iraq has not enjoyed regular foreign relations since 2003, and arguably for several years before, argues Gareth Stansfield in a report for Chatham House. Looking ahead, Iraq is now in a position to develop its foreign relations fully, yet how these relations will be constructed remains unclear. As with all states, Iraq’s foreign policy remains […]

Oil and the Question of Federalism in Iraq

According to a report from Chatham House, the ‘oil question’ in Iraq has traditionally been viewed almost exclusively through the prism of ethno-sectarianism. Disputes over the management and licensing of the hydrocarbon sector and over revenue distribution have been seen as a battle for power between Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian communities, as if these were […]