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Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses - HRW

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses The Iraqi government failed in 2021 to deliver on promises to hold to account those responsible for the abuse of protesters, activists, journalists, and critics of […]

Iraq blames Militias for Basra Explosion that Killed Four

By Hassan Ali Ahmed 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 blames militias for Basra explosion that killed four The Basra explosion caused by a booby-trapped motorcycle was aimed to assassinate an Iraqi investigative officer in charge of […]

FT: The Future of Iraq is in the Balance

Writing in the Financial Times, David Gardner says that last week's assassination attempt on Iraq's prime minister has raised fresh questions about militias backed by Iran. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)

Video: Iraqi Opposition Rejects Election Results

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Opposition in southern Iraq rejects election results The Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has claimed victory in Iraq's election, but some of the main political parties have rejected the results. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud […]

Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Hamdi Malik, 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. Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty The international community needs to pay more attention to developments in Najaf, where Sistani-backed groups are […]

Ranj Alaaldin: "Treat Iraq's Iran-aligned militias like ISIS"

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. Treat Iraq's Iran-aligned militias like ISIS The necessity of defeating ISIS cannot be overstated, but one of the more understated enablers of the group's preeminence is the continued dominance […]

Iraq: Powerful Militias Assassinate Protesters with Impunity

By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim, for the Washington Post. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraq, powerful militias assassinate protesters with impunity The killings take place in public and are captured on surveillance footage. Those videos are then watched […]

Iraq's Resurgent Paramilitaries

By Tamer Badawi, 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. Iraq's Resurgent Paramilitaries Paramilitary surrogates are popping up in Iraq with strong links to existing militant networks. The application Telegram has been crucial in fostering […]

Networks of Power: Popular Mobilization Forces and the State in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Networks of Power -- The Popular Mobilization Forces and the state in Iraq The PMF and its connection to the state continues to […]

Changing of the Guard: New Iraqi Militia Trends and Responses

By Michael Knights, Hamdi Malik, Crispin Smith, 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. ┬áChanging of the Guard: New Iraqi Militia Trends and Responses In the year since their most iconic leaders were killed, Iran-backed […]

US Sanctions Iraqi Militia Leader

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee (PMC) Chairman and former National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayyadh for what it says is his connection to serious human rights abuse. In response, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry has expressed its surprise on the decision, and […]

Rhetoric Without Action Weakens Iraqi State

By Rasha Al Aqeedi, for the Center for Global Policy (CGP). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Rhetoric Without Action Weakens Iraqi State Unlike his predecessors, the current Iraqi prime minister has spoken out against militia violations. But his failure to […]