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Moving Medicine in Iraq: Networks Fuelling Everyday Conflict

By Dr Renad Mansour for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Moving medicine in Iraq: Networks fuelling everyday conflict A system involving doctors, pharmacists, political parties, armed groups, and businesspeople fuels corruption and conflict in a medicine supply chain which […]

The Sadrist Movement in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour and Dr Benedict Robin-D'Cruz, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Sadrist movement in Iraq The populist Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led the Shia Islamist Sadrist bloc to a shock victory in the October […]

The Deadly Greed of Iraq's Elite

By Dr Renad Mansour for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The deadly greed of Iraq's elite Political unrest since last year's election has claimed dozens of lives - but high-level corruption has quietly killed many more Iraqis. Click here […]

The Aspirations and Disillusionment of Iraq's Youth

By Hayder Al-Shakeri, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The aspirations and disillusionment of Iraq's youth Despite their disillusionment with Iraq's political system, the country's youth have hope and aspirations for real change. Click here to read the full […]

Cultural Heritage Predation in Iraq

By Mehiyar Kathem, Eleanor Robson and Lina G. Tahan, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Cultural heritage predation in Iraq Since 2003, Iraq's elites have appropriated the country's rich cultural heritage in the service of various undesirable agendas. These […]

New MPs "must Unite to achieve Genuine Change"

By Hayder Al-Shakeri, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's new MPs must unite to achieve genuine change A new generation of independent MPs and parties emerging from the protests in Iraq can reform the country's politics, but only […]

Explaining Iraq's Election Results

By Dr Renad Mansour and Dr Victoria Stewart-Jolley, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Explaining Iraq's election results Although the election results appear to show a shift in political support, there is a clear disparity between the popular vote […]

Renad Mansour: Iraqi Elections still Do Not Deliver Democracy

By Dr Renad Mansour, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi elections still do not deliver democracy As Iraqis head to the polls on 10 October, the headline for this election likely will be less about winners and losers […]

Politically Sanctioned Corruption and Barriers to Reform in Iraq

By Toby Dodge and Dr Renad Mansour, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Politically sanctioned corruption and barriers to reform in Iraq This paper explores the pernicious effects of politically sanctioned corruption on governance in Iraq. This type of […]

Networks of Power: Popular Mobilization Forces and the State in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Networks of Power -- The Popular Mobilization Forces and the state in Iraq The PMF and its connection to the state continues to […]

Federalism and Iraq's Constitutional Stalemate

By Raad Alkadiri, Senior Director, Boston Consulting Group's Center for Energy Impact, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Federalism and Iraq's Constitutional Stalemate This paper assesses the ongoing constitutional battle over the devolution […]

Will Biden chart new course for US Policy in Iraq?

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Donald Trump became US president, Iraq was on the verge of defeating ISIS and heading towards stabilisation - as he leaves office, […]