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Is There Rule of Law in Iraq?

By Belkis Wille for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Is There Rule of Law in Iraq? "Armed groups," "paramilitary forces," "groups following the orders of another country." Human rights advocates in Iraq use these descriptions all the […]

How Mosul's Liberators became Occupiers

By Judit Neurink for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Mosul's liberators became occupiers Civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul complain about the power of the militias who freed them from the clutches of the Islamic terror […]

UN calls for Support to help Iraq adapt to Climate Change

As Iraq becomes a Party to the Paris Agreement, the United Nations in Iraq is calling for solidarity with and support to people in Iraq in their efforts to confront climate change. Traditionally known as "the land between two rivers" or Mesopotamia, lush and fertile, Iraq is increasingly experiencing extreme climate events, compounding environmental fragility […]

Iraqi Election Results sent to Supreme Court for Approval

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi election results sent to Federal Supreme Court for approval The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission announced the final results of the Oct. 10 elections and will now […]

Assassination Attempt on PM "a Reminder of Iraq's deferred priorities"

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq's deferred priorities The failed November 7 assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in […]

A New Chance at Kingmaking for Iraqi Kurds

By Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A New Chance at Kingmaking for Iraqi Kurds With militias on the back foot, the United States should lean on Kurdish and Iraqi leaders to […]

New Book: The Political Economy of Iraq

The Political Economy of Iraq: Restoring Balance in a Post-Conflict Society (Second Edition) by Frank R. Gunter, Published by Edward Elgar, October 2021   "Frank Gunter has written the definitive account in English of the contemporary Iraqi economy...Following a brief history and overview, chapters cover social indicators, corruption, macroeconomic policy, state-owned enterprises, entrepreneurship, oil, agriculture, […]

Sadr Confirmed as Victor in Iraq Elections

By John Lee. Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the final results of the parliamentary elections which took place on 10th October, 2021. Following appeals and recounts, five seats changed hands, but the Sadrist Movement was confirmed as the largest party with a total of 73 seats from a total of 329 seats […]

Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market

New Report Identifies Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market A new diagnostic report examining the drivers of informality in Iraq's labour market highlights the multiple and wide-ranging factors contributing to informality and the burdens imposed on the formalisation of enterprises and workers in the country. Iraq's private sector, which accounts to roughly 40 per […]

Iraqis having Smaller Families due to Living Costs

From The New Arab. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Iraq fell out of love with clans and embraced nuclear families Recent years have seen Iraqis having smaller families due to a spike in living costs. Couples are having fewer […]

Details of Assassination Attempt targeting PM

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq reveals details on assassination attempt targeting PM In its first press conference, the special committee responsible for investigating the drone attack on the house of Iraqi Prime […]

UN Iraq: No Evidence of Election Fraud

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Head of UN Iraq mission tells Security Council no evidence of election fraud In her briefing to the UN Security Council, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert confirmed that there is no […]