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Iraq to Trim Bloated Cabinet

Premier Nouri Al-Maliki announced on Sunday that the number of ministries has become a real burden on the work of the state. "This fact appeared after the 100-day period", he said in a letter sent to  parliament. Al-Maliki proposed a two-stage procedure, the first of which will see 29 ministries retained. "So, as a result, […]

Maliki Begins Another 100 Days

As Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's 100-day deadline passed this week, no ministerial heads have rolled; the delicate power balance in cabinet would not have allowed it. While it's true that any dismissals from cabinet should take account of the scale of Iraq's challenges, and the fact that it would have taken much longer than 100 […]

100 Days: Maliki’s Frustrations and Unrealistic Dreams

The following article was published on Tuesday 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 […]

Maliki Backs Off 100-Day Threat

Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has backed down from a threat to fire poorly-performing cabinet ministers, a move which potentially opens the door to renewed popular protests in the country this summer, according to Al Jazeera. On February 27, Maliki gave his cabinet a 100-day deadline to improve basic services after a string of anti-government […]

Has al-Maliki Painted Himself into a Corner?

Ninety-five days ago, Nouri al-Maliki set himself, or more specifically, his ministers, a target: They had 100 days to improve public services and root out corruption. Since then, progress has been made in important areas such as the provision of electricity, but many of these projects will take time to implement. In the meantime, protests […]