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Understanding the Failings of Decentralisation in Iraq

By Ali Al-Mawlawi and Sajad Jiyad, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Confusion and contention: understanding the failings of decentralisation in Iraq Iraq formally began the process of implementing decentralisation in 2015, […]

Iraq "in Talks" with IMF for $6bn Loan

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly in discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to secure a $6 billion loan to help its finances. Finance Minister Ali Allawi (pictured) told Bloomberg that Iraq can apply for $2 billion in quick financing from a special mechanism to help Covid-battered economies, followed by an additional $4 million.. […]

Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda "a Big Mistake"

By Mina al-Oraibi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda Is a Big Mistake Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around-and contain Iran in the process. Click here to read the full […]

PM vows Security Changes after Baghdad Bombing

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi PM vows security changes after Baghdad bombing Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi also sacked a number of Iraqi security officials within hours of the attacks. Click here to read the full […]

Changing of the Guard: New Iraqi Militia Trends and Responses

By Michael Knights, Hamdi Malik, Crispin Smith, 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.  Changing of the Guard: New Iraqi Militia Trends and Responses In the year since their most iconic leaders were killed, Iran-backed […]

Iraq's Static Budget Process

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, 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. Iraq's Static Budget Process The Iraqi government plans to respond to the financial crises in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing the root causes of Iraq's vulnerability […]

UN appoints new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as Deputy Special Representative for Iraq United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as his new Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Ms. Gísladóttir succeeds Alice Walpole […]

US Designation of Kataib Hezbollah's Abu Fadak

By Michael Knights, 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. The U.S. Designation of Kataib Hezbollah's Abu Fadak The latest sanctions against a senior leader in the Iranian-backed terrorist militia are a reminder that such […]

Nationalizing the SDG Indicators in Iraq

Nationalizing the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme alongside the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) is strengthening the integration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Iraq by nationalizing the SDG indicators. The focus on localizing the SDG indicators will ensure Agenda2030 is effectively incorporated into Iraq's the […]

France beats Turkey to Big Iraqi Construction Project

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France scores big Iraqi construction project at Turkey's expense A French company has beaten out a Turkish one for the Mosul airport project; political considerations along with economic concerns seem to […]

Iraq issues Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi judge issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over Soleimani killing The charge of premeditated murder carries a death sentence under Iraqi law but is not likely to be enforced. Click […]