Tag Archives | Renad Mansour

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. […]