Tag Archives | Muqtada al-Sadr

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 […]

Al-Sadr and the Struggle for Religious Authority

By Benedict Robin-D'Cruz, 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. Muqtada al-Sadr and the Struggle for Religious Authority While recent events in Iraq have tended to focus attention on the political dimension of the Sadrist movement, it […]

The Revenge of Muqtada al-Sadr

By Mohamad Bazzi, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Revenge of Muqtada al-Sadr Why Iran could be the real loser in Iraq's intra-Shiite struggle. Click here to read the full article.

The Trouble with Muqtada al-Sadr

By Sajad Jiyad, for New Lines magazine. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trouble With Muqtada al-Sadr Endlessly underestimated and treated as an anomaly, Muqtada al-Sadr retains his strength out of a belief that he is the sole legitimate representative […]

Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone

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. Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone Iran-backed PMF units shot first in the latest showdown, so they should hardly be the ones left in […]

Deep Dive: Sadr declares 'Final Retirement'

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep Dive: Iraq's Sadr declares 'final retirement' as street politics escalates In Iraq, Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has announced his "final retirement" from politics. He has also reportedly gone on a "hunger […]

Curfew in Iraq as Protests lead to Deaths

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered the suspension of official working hours on Tuesday, imposing a curfew in response to protests that have led to the deaths of an estimated 20 people. The cabinet meeting planned for this week has also been deferred. Hundreds of supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr stormed government […]

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 […]

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 […]