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Corruption continues to Threaten Iraq's Stability

By Azhar Al-Ruabie for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Corruption continues to threaten Iraq's stability Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited the city of Nasiriyah on Oct. 5 and confirmed that there are 270 uncompleted projects, some of them unfinished […]

Will Washington Risk a Collapse in Iraq?

By Robert S. Ford, Gönül Tol, Paul Salem, Marwa Maziad and Marvin G. Weinbaum, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Five of MEI's experts give their opinions of the changing relationship between the United States and […]

UNAMI welcomes Agreement on Sinjar

Welcoming the agreement between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the status of Sinjar district in Ninewa as a "first and important step in the right direction", the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed hope that it would pave the way for a better future. Sinjar witnessed […]

Former Unaoil Exec Jailed over Bribery in Iraq

Former Unaoil executive sentenced for paying bribes to win $1.7-billion worth of contracts Basil Al Jarah has today been sentenced to three years and four months' imprisonment for paying in excess of $17m in bribes to dishonestly secure approximately $1.7bn worth of contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Al Jarah, Unaoil's former Iraq partner, conspired with others […]

Can Kadhimi curb the Influence of Iran-backed Militias?

By Hamdi Malik, 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. Can Kadhimi curb the influence of Iran-backed militias in Iraq? Notwithstanding Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's desire to bring all of Iraq's armed groups under the authority of […]

Iraqi to Build Nuclear Reactors, Combat Electricity Woes

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. New Iraqi committee to build nuclear reactors, combat electricity woes Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered on Sept. 24 the formation of a committee tasked with overseeing the building of […]

Kadhimi follows through on Security Reform Promises

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kadhimi follows through on promises to reform Iraq's security sector Since he took office in May, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has made a series of changes in senior […]

Lockheed Martin wins $19m Iraq Contract

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has been awarded a $19,294,391 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Iraq Integrated Air Defense System contractor logistics support (CLS). The contract provides for follow on CLS sustainment support to include subject matter expert support, engineering support, return and repair and in country assessment visits. Work will be performed in Iraq; and […]

Ambassador of Iraq in Tehran Presents his Credentials

By John Lee. Iraq's new Ambassador to Iran, Naseer Abdul Mohsen Abdullah, has presented his credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. According to a statement from the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the importance of strengthening cooperation relations between the two countries was discussed, and the Ambassador expressed his hope for more cooperation […]

Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options

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. Pushing Back on Iraqi Militias: Weighing U.S. Options Although halting the escalation of militia attacks on American personnel is crucial, simply evacuating the Baghdad embassy […]

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Iraq's Failure to put a Stop to Torture

By Belkis Wille, for Just Security. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How to answer Iraq's Failure to put a Stop to Torture My heart sank as my colleague told me recently about the latest torture victim from Iraq who had contacted […]