Tag Archives | Osama al-Nujaifi

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 […]

Budget Reading Goes Ahead Amid Boycott

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. In a significant move, the Iraqi parliament has completed the first passage […]

Bitter Maliki-Nujaifi Exchanges Strain Political System

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 a deeply divided country whose main parties rely on identity politics to renew their legitimacy, electoral seasons usually constitute an opportunity for ethnic and sectarian mobilization. Political parties and leaders, which […]

Nujaifi: Negotiations on Budget “Failed”

By John Lee. The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Osama Al-Nujeifi [Usama al-Nujaifi] (pictured), said on Thursday that negotiations with leaders of the political blocs on the state budget for 2013 have entered a “blind alley”, according to KUNA news agency. He blamed the deadlock on disputes among the parliamentary blocs on allocations for the […]

Iraq Gets Control of its Development Fund (DFI)

There was more sabre rattling on the Iraqi political scene this week, as the Speaker of parliament, Osama al-Nujaifi, hinted at the possibility of a break-away Sunni state. His statements follow indications, finally, from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to the effect that ministerial heads may metaphorically roll as a result of their poor performance. These […]

Questions for Maliki and Nujayfi

The following article was published on Monday 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 […]