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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 […]

Al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran

By Dr Andrew L. Peek, 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 immutable Muqtada al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran The June 12 decision by Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to renounce his electoral victory and collapse […]

Al-Sadr Resignation: Where does Iraq go from here?

By Abbas Kadhim, 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. Muqtada al-Sadr just issued a mass resignation decree. Where does Iraq go from here? After eight months of stalemate in the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR), Muqtada al-Sadr […]

Iraq: Implementing a Way Forward

By C. Anthony Pfaff, Ben Connable, and Masoud Mostajabi, 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: Implementing a way forward A new report, Iraq: Implementing a Way Forward, authored by Atlantic Council staff and fellows C. Anthony […]

Forming New Iraqi Govt "will be Complicated"

By Abbas Kadhim, 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 is forming a new government. But getting there will be complicated. Whatever the outcome of the ongoing negotiations, the prospects of the next government will depend on […]

Assassination Attempt on PM "a Reminder of Iraq's deferred priorities"

By Abbas Kadhim, 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 failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq's deferred priorities The failed November 7 assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in […]

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 […]