Tag Archives | Renad Mansour

In Life and Death, Iraq's Hisham al-Hashimi

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. Renad Mansour pays tribute to his friend and colleague, the security expert killed in Baghdad. Click here to read the full story.

Iraq's New PM Taking Things Slow

By Renad Mansour, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's New Prime Minister Is Taking Things Slow After nearly 20 years of political chaos in Baghdad, Mustafa al-Kadhimi is trying incremental reform. Despite this dire context, the new […]

Iraq 2020: A Country at the Crossroads

Members of the IBBC Advisory Council have published a paper entitled 'Iraq 2020: A country at the crossroads'. The purpose of this extensive paper is to provide insight and advice to the new Iraqi Government. It particularly focuses on the political and economic backdrop to the country, with analysis and solutions from a private sector perspective. The […]

Why is it So Hard for Iraq to Form a Govt?

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. Why is it So Hard for Iraq to Form A Government? Mustafa al-Kadhimi has emerged as the compromise prime minister designate, but his potential […]

Same Old Politics Will Not Solve Iraq Water Crisis

By Dr Renad Mansour and Glada Lahn, 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. Same Old Politics Will Not Solve Iraq Water Crisis Addressing Iraq's water crisis should be a priority for any incoming prime […]

Virtual Roundtable: Iraq in Uncertain Times

From 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. Participants: Toby Dodge, Associate Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House Mac Skelton, Director, IRIS, American University of Iraq-Sulaimani Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Investment Officer, AFC Iraq Fund Hanaa Edwar, Co-founder […]

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 […]

Iraq’s New Republic of Fear

By Renad Mansour, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Youthful Protests Provoked an Authoritarian Turn On October 1, protesters flooded the streets of Baghdad, decrying high rates of unemployment and rampant corruption. In the ensuing weeks, the protests ballooned. […]