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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 […]

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 […]

Economic Diversification and Energy Transition in Iraq and the Gulf

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. Economic Diversification and Energy Transition in Iraq and the Gulf Iraq is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis as it grapples with a volatile post-election political environment and […]

Iraq once again leaps into the void ...

By Yesar Al-Maleki, 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 once again leaps into the void, but not before political elites secure funding For Iraqis, two key events last week will shape the rest of this […]

Will Washington Risk a Collapse in Iraq?

By Robert S. Ford, Gönül Tol, Paul Salem, Marwa Maziad and Marvin G. Weinbaum, 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. Five of MEI's experts give their opinions of the changing relationship between the United States and […]

Fixing Iraq's Power Sector

By Luay al-Khatteeb 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's long-running electricity dilemma is now a daily source of public misery. The struggle of the power generation and distribution system to keep up with relentless demand […]

Special Briefing: The Challenges facing PM Kadhimi

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. Iraq special briefing: The challenges facing Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi Six briefing notes from Hafsa Halawa, Shahla Al-Kli, Yesar Al-Maleki, Randa Slim, Robert S. Ford, and Alex Vatanka. Click here […]

The Forgotten Iraq

By Hafsa Halawa 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. The story from Iraq since last October has been mainly one of uplifting hope, as mass protests sweep across the country in a fight against corruption, nepotism, […]

Iraqi Politics continues to Unravel as Allawi Withdraws

By Hafsa Halawa for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi politics continues to unravel as Allawi withdraws Politics in Iraq continues its calamitous unravelling following the failure of Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi to form a […]

Fair Competition to Empower Women in the Arab World

By John Lee. Fair competition is needed to economically empower women in the Arab world Female labor force participation levels in Arab countries are the lowest in the world, despite the rising educational attainment of women reaching working age, according to an article from the Middle East Institute. Rabah Arezki, Ferid Belhaj argue that young […]