Tag Archives | Muqtada al-Sadr

Barriers to Reform in Iraq

By Massaab Al-Aloosy, for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Barriers to Reform in Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, the biggest winner in the recent election, aspires to implement grand changes in Iraq, but reform is easier […]

Will a Sadrist-led Govt improve Iraq-Turkey relations?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will a Sadrist-led government improve Iraq-Turkey relations? Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr is likely to form a "national majority" government after his political movement won 73 of the Iraqi parliament's 329 seats in the […]

Sadr Committed to forming Iraq's first Majority Govt

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. Sadr committed to forming Iraq's first majority government The Coordination Framework, comprised of several Shiite parties is seeking a national unity coalition modeled on previous governments, while Sadr whose bloc won […]

Al-Sadr uses Personal Diplomacy in search of Iraqi Deal

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. Muqtada Sadr uses personal diplomacy in search of Iraqi deal Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is seeking to close the deal among Iraq's Shiite parties. Click here to read the […]

The Conflict at the Heart of Iraq's Intra-Shiite Deadlock

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The conflict at the heart of Iraq's intra-Shiite deadlock It is impossible to accurately predict the ultimate outcome of Iraq's Oct. 10 parliamentary elections. The wide-ranging discussions that are under way to form […]

Sadr Confirmed as Victor in Iraq Elections

By John Lee. Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the final results of the parliamentary elections which took place on 10th October, 2021. Following appeals and recounts, five seats changed hands, but the Sadrist Movement was confirmed as the largest party with a total of 73 seats from a total of 329 seats […]

Sadrists "in Talks on Forming Government"

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Sadrist movement in talks on forming government At a time when the Sadrist movement is seeking understandings with Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties to form a government, […]

Iraqi Voters Want Weaker Militias and a Stronger State

By Shelly Kittleson, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Voters Want Weaker Militias and a Stronger State Election results show citizens want a government that can stand on its own without being propped up by Iran, the […]

Muqtada al-Sadr is the United States' Best Hope

By Anchal Vohra, 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 Is the United States' Best Hope The Shiite cleric was once Washington's bitter enemy in Iraq-and now offers the best chance of securing U.S. interests. Click here […]

Al-Sadr's Problematic Victory and the Future of Iraq

By Ranj Alaaldin, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr's problematic victory and the future of Iraq Iraq's parliamentary elections rarely produce surprises. But the elections that were held this month constituted a potential make-or-break moment amidst […]

Iraq Election: Low Turnout, High Drama

By Harith Hasan, 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. Low Turnout, High Drama Iraq's parliamentary elections show a shift in the balance of power in favor of Moqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki. Click here to read […]