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Europe "needs to take a Lead on Iraq"

By Christian Koch, 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. Europe needs to take a lead on Iraq As it is beginning, the Biden administration has an opportunity to refocus US attention in the Middle East, and in […]

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 […]

The Inevitability of Reform in Iraq

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. The irrefutable logic of numbers and the inevitability of reform in Iraq On October 13, Iraq's Council of Ministers endorsed the White Paper for financial and fiscal reform. […]

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 […]

US-Iraq Strategic Talks "Not Just About Security Issues"

By Larry Luxner, 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. US-Iraq strategic talks not just about security issues, says Iraqi former foreign minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was confirmed as prime minister of Iraq on May 6 and the task […]

Iraq's New PM must Manage Expectations

By Rend Al-Rahim (pictured), for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's new prime minister must manage expectations Mustafa al-Kadhimi was confirmed as prime minister of Iraq on May 6 and the task before him has rightly been […]

How the US Military should Leave Iraq

By Barbara Slavin, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How the US Military should Leave Iraq A withdrawal of most US military forces from Iraq seems likely this year as the Iraqi government seeks to maintain some […]

Another PM Nominee: Will this one take?

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Another prime minister nominee in Iraq: Will this one take? On March 17, Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed Adnan Al-Zurfi, a member of the Council of Representatives and […]

Can New PM Nominee Navigate the Political Chaos?

From the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq’s new prime minister nominee navigate Baghdad’s political chaos? As Iraq continues to face widespread demonstrations and the fallout of escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, Iraq’s President […]

Nearly 100 Days in, how is New Govt Performing?

By Dr. Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Nearly One Hundred Days In, How is Iraq’s New Government Performing? Spending the last two weeks of 2018 in Iraq offered a window into Iraqi politics, the economy, and how Iraqis are coping on a variety of issues. My trip began with a conference, and despite the […]

Report: Shaping Iraq's Oil and Gas Future

By John Lee. A new report for the Atlantic Council argues that gas, being less politically fraught than oil, has the potential to serve as a key area of cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil and could help improve the reliability of electricity supply. In Shaping Iraq's Oil and Gas Future, Ellen Scholl recommends that: Baghdad […]