Tag Archives | Moqtada al-Sadr

Understanding Muqtada al-Sadr: Inside Baghdad's Sadr City

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. Understanding Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr: Inside Baghdad's Sadr City After supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr storm the Iraqi parliament, a Chatham House survey of residents in Baghdad's […]

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 […]

Al-Sadr "Wants to Be Iraq's Ayatollah Khomeini"

By Shayan Talabany, an analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr Wants to Be Iraq's Ayatollah Khomeini Despite the Shiite cleric's apparent efforts against Iranian influence in Iraq, […]

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 […]

Iraq's Two Coups, And How the U.S. Should Respond

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Two Coups-And How the U.S. Should Respond Iran's allies in Iraq mounted a judicial coup at the start of this year. Now, Moqtada al-Sadr […]

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).

Sadr "urges Iraqis to back 'Revolution'"

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr urges Iraqis to back 'revolution' as Shiite rivals mobilize supporters For the second time in a week, supporters of Shiite cleric and politician Muqtada Al-Sadr have stormed Iraq's parliament. Sadrists entered the […]

Video: Will Iraq slide into civil strife?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For the second time in a week, protesters have taken over Iraq's parliament in a show of support for influential Shia leader Muqtada al Sadr. On Saturday, thousands of people stormed the building […]

Iraqi Sadrist Protesters Storm 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. Iraqi Sadrist protesters storm parliament Sadrist protesters stormed parliament on Wednesday, rejecting the formation of the government under the premiership of Muhammad Shia Sudani, who was nominated recently by a rival […]

How Sadr's Shiite Rivals became Largest Parliamentary Bloc

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. Explainer: How Sadr's Shiite rivals became largest bloc in Iraq's parliament Many of the new members of the Council of Representatives taking the place of the 73 Sadrists who […]

From Parliament to Street: Iraq's Emerging Politics of Domination

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. From parliament to street: Iraq's emerging politics of domination Much of Iraq's post-war history has been a question of survival of the state. Now, […]

Al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran

By Dr Andrew L. Peek, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The immutable Muqtada al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran The June 12 decision by Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to renounce his electoral victory and collapse […]