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The Subtle Power of Sistani

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On November 11, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani received Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the representative in Iraq of the United Nations secretary general. Sistani welcomed a reform plan proposed by Plasschaert […]

Adel Abdul-Mahdi - Hostage to All?

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Adel Abdul-Mahdi was a compromise candidate as prime minister, that’s his major problem. A few weeks before he was sworn in as Iraq’s new prime minister on October 21, ‘Adel ‘Abdul-Mahdi wrote a commentary saying he would refuse the position because “the right conditions for success [were] […]