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Iraq: A Crisis of Elite, Consensus-Based Politics turns Deadly

By Haley Bobseine, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: A crisis of elite, consensus-based politics turns deadly This article is the first in a three-part series on Iraq's political crisis. This piece analyzes the crisis […]

Iraq's Top Court Rejects calls to Dissolve Parliament

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's top court rejects calls to dissolve parliament Iraq's federal court ruled on Wednesday that it cannot dissolve parliament and only parliament can dissolve itself. Click here to read the full […]

Audio: Iraq's Deepening Political Crisis

From The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ten months on from last October's elections, Iraq still does not have a new government and faces a deepening political crisis. To understand the current situation's perils and what may […]

Why Iraq doesn't need another Snap Election

By Hamzeh Hadad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Vote to nowhere: Why Iraq doesn't need another snap election Europeans should avoid supporting a snap election simply because a political leader is unsatisfied […]

Iraq's Judiciary Shuts Down as Sadrists Escalate Protests

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's judiciary shuts down as Sadrists escalate street politics Iraq's supreme judicial council has announced the suspension of the operation of courts. This comes as the Shiite Coordination Framework says it will end […]

Understanding Iraq's Coordination Framework

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Understanding Iraq's Coordination Framework The Coordination Framework is an umbrella bloc of Iraqi Shia parties united mostly by their opposition to the Sadrist movement. Click here to read the […]

Al-Sadr uses Street Pressure to set Political Conditions

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr uses street pressure to set political conditions for his rivals Influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr vowed that new elections would be held as his followers flocked to […]

What's Behind al-Sadr's Bid to Shake up Iraq's Politics?

By Sarhang Hamasaeed for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What's Behind Moqtada al-Sadr's Bid to Shake up Iraq's Politics? Nearly 10 months after its last election, Iraq's stability is at stake. Its leaders […]

UN calls for Solutions to Iraq Political Crisis

In recent months and weeks, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has consistently called for dialogue as the most effective way out of the protracted political crisis. Meaningful dialogue among all Iraqi parties is now more urgent than ever, as recent events have demonstrated the rapid risk of escalation in this tense political […]

Iraq's Parliamentary Plague

From The Economist. Iraq's parliamentary plague After throwing away his plurality in the legislature, Muqtada al-Sadr seizes the building instead. Read the full article here (subscription needed).

Big Bang in Baghdad?

By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Big Bang in Baghdad? In an interview, Marsin Alshamary discusses the current crisis in Iraq, and the possibility of a wider armed confrontation. Click here to read […]

Video: What will it take for Iraq's Govt to work?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After years of war and internal security crises, many in Iraq are still looking to the government to improve poor living conditions. In this episode of The Stream we ask: What will it […]