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Iraq plans to open Embassy in Dublin

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Among the items agreed was a decision to approve a recommendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open an embassy in the Irish capital Dublin, instead of a general consulate. A decision to open […]

New Report: Migration, Environment, and Climate Change in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has been named the fifth-most vulnerable country to climate breakdown, affected by soaring temperatures, insufficient and diminishing rainfall, intensified droughts and water scarcity, frequent sand and dust storms, and flooding. Compounding this, water policies in neighbouing countries have shrunk vital water sources, while rapid population growth, urbanization, and inefficient water use […]

What the Russia-Ukraine War means for Iraqi Kurdistan

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What the Russia-Ukraine war means for Iraqi Kurdistan Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had wide-ranging economic, political, and social consequences around the world, including in Iraqi Kurdistan. Food and fuel prices have increased […]

Iraqi Kurds protest over Economy, Alleged Mismanagement

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurds take to the streets over economy, alleged mismanagement The Kurdistan region of Iraq has been rocked by protests over deteriorating economic conditions and alleged mismanagement by the authorities. Urged by the […]

Understanding Muqtada al-Sadr: Inside Baghdad's Sadr City

By Dr Renad Mansour and Dr Benedict Robin-D'Cruz, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Understanding Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr: Inside Baghdad's Sadr City After supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr storm the Iraqi parliament, a Chatham House survey of residents in Baghdad's […]

Al-Sadr uses Street Pressure to set Political Conditions

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr uses street pressure to set political conditions for his rivals Influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr vowed that new elections would be held as his followers flocked to […]

Al-Sadr "Wants to Be Iraq's Ayatollah Khomeini"

By Shayan Talabany, an analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr Wants to Be Iraq's Ayatollah Khomeini Despite the Shiite cleric's apparent efforts against Iranian influence in Iraq, […]

What's Behind al-Sadr's Bid to Shake up Iraq's Politics?

By Sarhang Hamasaeed for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What's Behind Moqtada al-Sadr's Bid to Shake up Iraq's Politics? Nearly 10 months after its last election, Iraq's stability is at stake. Its leaders […]

The Aspirations and Disillusionment of Iraq's Youth

By Hayder Al-Shakeri, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The aspirations and disillusionment of Iraq's youth Despite their disillusionment with Iraq's political system, the country's youth have hope and aspirations for real change. Click here to read the full […]

Iran and Iraq: The struggle for Tenable Relations

By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith, 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. Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations On July 25, the Atlantic Council's Iraq Initiative and Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual event […]

New Training Program for Iraqi Business Journalists

Training Program for Iraqi Business Journalists Reporting on their Country's Economy Business Journalists 4Change, a program to help Iraqi business journalists to report on economic reform initiatives in their country, calls for applicants who wish to report on solutions to economic problems. The application deadline is August 21st, with interviews to be held between August […]