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Kirkuk: No solution, Time to Go It Alone?

By Saleh Elias. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The people of Kirkuk won’t be voting in the Iraqi elections because of ongoing issues about whom the area belongs to. Frustrated, some are saying Kirkuk […]

Advancing Iraq’s Unfinished Constitutional Agenda

Drafted and adopted by a referendum in 2005, the Iraqi constitution outlines the structure of the federal government and stipulates what bodies should form its legislative, executive and judicial branches. The legislative branch is to consist of the Council of Representatives (CoR; the Iraqi parliament) and the Federation Council, an ‘upper chamber’ of parliament that […]

Time to Revise the Iraqi Constitution?

The following article was published 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. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]