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Maliki Pledges Peaceful Fight to Retain PM Title

By John Lee. It’s something many academics and Maliki observers have long feared: that if cornered, Maliki would use loyalist Iraqi forces, in particular the Iraqi Special Operations Forces, to hold onto power. Instead, The Wall Street Journal  have reported that Maliki has pledged to pursue his fight to retain the top spot through the courts, […]

Maliki contests Abadi Nomination

By John Lee. Meeting an extended deadline, Iraqi President Fouad Massoum has nominated a PM from the State of Law bloc, the largest coalition which therefore has the constitutional right to name the next Iraqi PM. But it was not Nouri-al-Maliki. Observers are now waiting to see what action, if any, Maliki might take to […]

Situation complex as Maliki digs in

By John Lee. On Sunday at midnight, Iraq’s embattled PM Nouri al-Maliki issued a defiant speech claiming his constitutional right to remain at the helm of his crisis hit country. Tellingly, he warned his political foes they were effectively with the terrorists, and the speech was described by one Iraq analyst on twitter as akin […]

Maliki Warns Sistani on Third Term

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. On July 25, the official website of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani posted an article reporting that Sistani has called on Iraqi officials not to cling to their positions, alluding to the insistence of Iraqi Prime […]

Maliki’s State of Law ‘Wins Most Seats’

Preliminary results show that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s State of Law alliance won last month’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, but fell short of a majority. The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said State of Law had taken 92 of the 328 seats in the Council of Representatives, putting it in the lead in 10 of […]

Elections Result: Maliki’s Complicated Win

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. 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. The uncertified result of Iraq’s parliamentary elections, released by the election […]

Iranian Influence in the Parliamentary Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. 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. For the first time since the fall […]

Maliki Goes on Offence as Elections Approach

By Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In an interview with the Lebanese Al-Manar TV channel on April 20, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki challenged his adversaries, who have been accusing him of becoming a dictator and monopolizing […]

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 […]

Budget Delay Continues

By John Lee. The following article 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. Until now the struggle over the 2014 Iraqi budget […]

Did Baghdad Reject Nechirvan’s Offer?

By John Lee. Reuters has reported an unnamed Iraqi government source describing what is supposedly the real reason for the delay in exporting 100,000 bpd from the Kurdish Regional Government to Turkey. As part of an interim deal , this oil was intended to be exported through the Iraqi state pipeline network. The oil represents a […]

Abu Risha Condemns Bridge Attacks

By John Lee. Sheikh Ahmed Abu Risha, head of one side of the anti-Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham “Sons of Anbar” movement has condemned a series of attacks on bridges in the province trying to cut it off from the rest of Iraq. The Sheikh was typically defiant in his recent statement: “The Islamic […]