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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 […]

KRG briefs Middle East Institute

A delegation from the Middle East Institute, an American think tank, visited the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relations where they met with the Head of the DFR, Minister Falah Mustafa, and the Assistant Head of the DFR, Siham Jabali. The delegation, headed by former Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, discussed their visit to Kurdistan, highlighting […]

Video: Learning from Iraq - a New Model for Reconstruction

The Middle East Institute is pleased to welcome Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), to discuss his proposals for how best to conduct Stability and Reconstruction Operations. Stability and Reconstruction Operations, or (SROs), entail governmental efforts to rebuild crucial infrastructure, implement rule of law, and ensure security in developing countries before, […]