Tag Archives | Protests

Iraq's Unsustainable Status Quo

By Sajad Jiyad for The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Since October, protesters on the streets of Iraq have used one slogan more than any other: “we want a homeland”. Despite hundreds of reported […]

Nasiriyah becomes the Iraqi Protest Capital

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters in Iraq have changed the venue of their protests from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province, 360 kilometers (223 miles) south of the Iraqi capital. Decisions on the revolution will […]

Is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence 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. After Latest Turn, is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq? The populist cleric has repositioned himself in Iraqi politics multiple times, but his recent […]

Iraqi Jews in Israel watch Protests with Hope

By Lujain Elbaldawi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Jews in Israel watch protests with hope The protests in Iraq have drawn the attention of a minority group that emigrated decades ago. Although Iraq’s Jews could not return to Iraq for reasons beyond their control, […]

Protests Swell despite Clash with Sadrist Supporters

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After withdrawing his support for the protests, controversial populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers back to Tahrir Square Feb. 1, where his supporters clashed with demonstrators and […]

Protesters demand UN Protection from State Violence

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters demand UN protection from violence of authorities Iraqi protesters are seeking greater international attention to both their cause and attacks by security forces and armed groups, even […]

Iraqi Authorities Violently Remove Protesters

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities ramped up violent tactics to quash ongoing protests across Baghdad and southern Iraq between January 25 and 27, 2020, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday. Security forces set fire to protesters’ tents, fired live ammunition, and detained protesters in Baghdad, Basra, and Nasriya. Human Rights Watch was unable to […]

Iraq: Asking the Right Questions about Civil Disorder

By Professor Frank R. Gunter, for the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Professor Gunter, a Senior Fellow in the FPRI’s Program on the Middle East, is a Professor of Economics at Lehigh University, and a […]

467 Iraqi Protestors Killed since October

467 Iraqi demonstrators have been killed and more than 9,000 injured since the start of the anti-government protests in early October, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has announced: With ongoing violence and rising casualties in the context of protests and ahead of further planned demonstrations, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for […]

Protests: Is a Political Solution on the Horizon?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As Iraq's protests continue, is political solution on the horizon? Iraq's current situation has come to resemble a tangled ball of yarn, with new complications and complexities arising daily. While the protesters […]

Euro Ambassadors Condemn State Violence in Iraq

The Ambassadors of Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the excessive and lethal use of force by Iraqi security forces and armed groups since 24 January against peaceful protestors, including in Baghdad, Nasiriya and Basra. Despite assurances […]