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UNAMI Warns of Divisive Election

By John Lee. In an interview with Agence France-Presse, United Nations envoy to Iraq Nickolay Mladenov has been sharply critical of Iraqi politicians and their campaigning platforms. Mladenov has remarked that not enough Iraqi politicians are campaigning on issues of public concern, such as the supply of clean drinking water, a reliable electricity supply and reducing […]

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Analysis of IHEC Resignation

The following  was  published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Tuesday, the members of the Iraqi electoral commission IHEC collectively presented their […]

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Iraq “has Little Interest in Oil Law”

By John Lee. A leading Sunni figure has said that Iraq is not likely to pass a hydrocarbon law anytime soon, as the government has little interest in pushing a draft through parliament. Adnan Al-Janabi, a member of the Iraqiyya party, and the head of Iraq’s parliamentary oil and energy committee, told Reuters: “It is […]

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Opposition? What Opposition? The Incredible Shrinking Iraqiya Party

By Mustafa Habib. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since it lost the race to power in 2010, major opposition bloc Iraqiya has been shrinking, with defections and internal dissent. Now two leading members want […]

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Iraqiyya, the Kurds & Disputed Territories in Iraq

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

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Broad Welcome for Sunni Return to Iraqi Politics

This article was written by Abeer Mohammed, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net. It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A decision by Iraq’s Sunni Arab political […]

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After a Futile and Counter-Productive Boycott, Iraqiyya Returns to Parliament

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

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Iraqiyya Tries to Clear the Air on Federalism

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

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Is Iraqiyya a Sectarian or a National Party?

The following article was published on Saturday by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Iraqiya Politicians Defect, Govt Being Formed

Iraq Business News has received information late on Sunday that between 30 and 34 politicians have defected from Iyad Allawi‘s Iraqiya bloc, and will support Nouri al-Maliki‘s bid to form the next Iraqi government. Although these rumours are still unconfirmed, they are from a source trusted by Iraq Business News. The details are understood to […]

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Allawi U-Turn on Oil Contracts?

The al-Iraqiya political coalition, which includes prime-ministerial candidate Ayad Allawi, has stated its objection to the outgoing government’s rounds of licensing gas and oil investments by foreign companies, regarding them as breaching the constitution and violating the law, according to a report from AKnews. This might expose the Ministry’s officials to legal accountability by the […]

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